Posted by **NEED HELP NOW!!** on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:07pm.

1/a-y=1/y

solve for "y"

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**bobpursley**, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:29pm
Please change your screenname, it is just a little presumptious that somehow you should go to the head of the line.

is the left side

1/(a-y) or (1/a) - y ?

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**JJ**, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:33pm
If it is 1/(a-y) = 1/y

then cross multiply to get y = a -y

solve for y in terms of a.

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**bobpursley**, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:47pm
cross multiply is a very dangerous term for beginning students. Change your thinking to

multipy both sides by y then

multiply both sides by a-y

giving

y=a-y

then add y to both sides

2y=a

divide both sides by 2

y=a/2

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