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Don't understand this equation

Postby iceking on Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:21 pm

There is an equation in my book: Solve for y in the equation " ". Um... how would I solve that? :confused:
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Postby stapel_eliz on Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:20 pm

You can see the general process here.

(As you'll see when you study the lesson, solving literal equations is very much like solving linear equations.) :wink:

The only real difference between solving the linear equation "3 + y + 1 = 0" and the literal equation "3x + y + 1 = 0" is that you can't simplify as much, because of the second variable.
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