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    2 over 3 (y-3) = 1 over 3 y


    Can anybody solve this for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gedprep View Post
    2 over 3 (y-3) = 1 over 3 y


    Can anybody solve this for me?
    Do you mean

    \frac{2}{3(y-3)}=\frac{1}{3y}

    Or

    \frac{2}{3}(y-3)=\frac{1}{3}y ???

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    The 2nd one


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    The first thing that I would do would be to distribute the \frac{2}{3} throughout the parenthesis.

    This will give you \frac{2}{3}(y)-\frac{2}{3}(3)=\frac{1}{3}y

    Simplifying, you get \frac{2}{3}y-2=\frac{1}{3}y

    Can you take it from here? All you need to do is get y on one side of the equation, and everything else on the other.

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