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    Solve for y

    y3 + 5 - y9=1/6
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    Solve for y

    I Type it in wrong

    y/3 + 5 - y/9 = 1/6
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    do you mean:

    3y+5 -9y = \frac{1}{6}

    if so:

    3y+5 -9y = 5 - 6y = \frac{1}{6}

    6y = 5-\frac{1}{6} = \frac{30}{6}-\frac{1}{6} = \frac{29}{6}

    y = \frac{29}{36}



    OR do you mean:

    y^3+5-y^9 = \frac{1}{6}
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    Quote Originally Posted by armygirltiff View Post
    y3 + 5 - y9=1/6
    Do you mean this?

    3y+5-9y=\frac{1}{6}

    If so, then multiply the equation by six to get:

    18y+30-54y=1

    Group the y's and constants on opposite sides

    -36y=-29

    Divide by -36 to get

    y = \frac{29}{36}
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    no i mean
    y/3 + 5 -y/9=1/6
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    Quote Originally Posted by armygirltiff View Post
    no i mean
    y/3 + 5 -y/9=1/6
    In the future put any corrections in the original thread. Do NOT just make a new one!!

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    \frac{y}{3}+5-\frac{y}{9} = \frac{1}{6}

    3y+5-y = \frac{9}{6} (multiply both sides by 9)

    2y+5 = \frac{3}{2} (simplify)

    2y = \frac{3}{2}-5 (subtract 5 from both sides)

    2y = \frac{-7}{2} (simplify)

    y = \frac{-7}{4} (divide both sides by 2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by armygirltiff View Post
    no i mean
    y/3 + 5 -y/9=1/6
    \frac{y}{3}+5-\frac{y}{9}=\frac{1}{6}

    Multiply the equation by the lowest common denominator which happens to be 18!

    6y+90-2y=3

    Combine y's on LS and constants on RS

    4y=-87

    Divide by 4

    y=\frac{-87}{4}
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    Quote Originally Posted by iknowone View Post
    \frac{y}{3}+5-\frac{y}{9} = \frac{1}{6}

    3y+5-y = \frac{9}{6} (multiply both sides by 9)

    2y+5 = \frac{3}{2} (simplify)

    2y = \frac{3}{2}-5 (subtract 5 from both sides)

    2y = \frac{-7}{2} (simplify)

    y = \frac{-7}{4} (divide both sides by 2)
    Iknowone, you forgot to multiply 5 by 9!
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