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how do you solve an equation with letters on both sides



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    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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