Posted by Andrea on .
Solve for y,
xy + x = 3
How do you do this? I can't seem to come up with the correct answer...

Stumped at Algebra II 
Andrea,
How in the world do you do this? I'm so confused. Thank you all for your time and help...
2 < 2x  5 < 3 
algebra 
Steve,
just isolate all the y terms on te left:
xy = 3x
now divide by x:
y = (3x)/x = 3/x  1
as long as x≠0 
algebra 
Steve,
2 < 2x  5 < 3
add 5 to all parts:
3+5 = 2x5+5 < 3+5
2 < 2x < 8
now divide by 2:
1 < x < 4
These are not always so simple. You might have to separate into two problems to be solved separately:
2 < 2x5 and 2x5 < 3 
algebra 
Andrea,
Thank you Steve for your help!