Posted by **Sam** on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2:51pm.

how do you solve an equation with letters on both sides

example

y+1/2=-1/3(x+1/2)

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**PsyDAG**, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 10:31am
You can't solve, but you can simplify.

3y + 3/2 = x + 1/2

x = 3y + 1

If you have another equation with x and y that also applies, you can substitute 3y +1 for x and solve for y. One that value is obtained, substitute it into the above equation to find x.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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