solve for y:

6x-2y=18

I got Y=18-6x-2

not sure if thats right or if it's a +2?

Thank you in advance

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- Apr 28th 2008, 10:10 PMshannondformula for the specified variable
solve for y:

6x-2y=18

I got Y=__18-6x__-2

not sure if thats right or if it's a +2?

Thank you in advance - Apr 28th 2008, 10:16 PMelizsimca

It should be a negative 2 you divide by...if you divided by positive 2, then you would be left with then you would just end up dividing through by negative one.

Then you can simplify further and divide 18 and 6 by negative two to get rid of the fraction.

Looks good! :) - Apr 28th 2008, 10:26 PMshannond
Thank you so much I wasn't sure if I was on the right track or if I continued on or what you've been a big help

- Apr 28th 2008, 10:29 PMelizsimca
no problem! good luck!