Posted by NEED HELP NOW!! on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:07pm.
solve for "y"
- algebra 1 - 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 ?
- algebra 1 - 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.
- algebra 1 - 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
then add y to both sides
divide both sides by 2
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