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    solving 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clients View Post
    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.
    When you cross multiply, you should get the expression (2x-5)y=3x+2

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

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

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

    I'm sure you can take it from here.

    --Chris
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