Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-5 Literal Equations and Formulas - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 113: 37



Work Step by Step

$\frac{x}{a}-1=\frac{y}{b}$ Add 1 to both sides. $\frac{x}{a}=\frac{y}{b}+1$ 1 is also equal to $\frac{b}{b}$. $\frac{x}{a}=\frac{y}{b}+\frac{b}{b}$ Add. $\frac{x}{a}=\frac{y+b}{b}$ Multiply each side by a. $x=\frac{a(y+b)}{b}$
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