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    6/5y-5=7
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    Solve for y? Is that what you are asking? Is that six fifths y or six over five y?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephaniej View Post
    6/5y-5=7
    Isn't it y = 1/10?

    Actually if you look at it as (6y)/5 then y = 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephaniej View Post
    6/5y-5=7
    To expand on TomCat's post is the question:
    (6/5)y - 5 = 7

    or

    6/(5y) - 5 = 7?

    I'll solve both.

    (6/5)y - 5 = 7

    (6/5)y - 5 + 5 = 7 + 5

    (6/5)y = 12

    5*(6/5)y = 5*12

    6y = 60

    6y/6 = 60/6

    y = 10.

    Now the other one:

    6/(5y) - 5 = 7

    6/(5y) - 5 + 5 = 7 + 5

    6/(5y) = 12

    Multiply both sides by 5y to remove the fraction. Remember that y cannot be 0.

    (5y)*6/(5y) = (5y)*12

    6 = 60y

    6/60 = 60y/60

    y = 1/10 (y is not zero, so we're )

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