Hello,

I want to solve for x:

y = (3x+2)/(2x-5)

I tried to cross multiply but still could not separate the x from the y term?

Thank you.

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- Aug 19th 2008, 07:26 PM2clientssolving for x with two variables
Hello,

I want to solve for x:

y = (3x+2)/(2x-5)

I tried to cross multiply but still could not separate the x from the y term?

Thank you. - Aug 19th 2008, 07:35 PMChris L T521
When you cross multiply, you should get the expression $\displaystyle (2x-5)y=3x+2$

This implies that $\displaystyle 2xy-5y=3x+2\implies 2xy-3x=2+5y$

Now we can pull out a common factor of x on the left side.

$\displaystyle (2y-3)x=5y+2$

I'm sure you can take it from here.

--Chris