## Algebra 1

In order to solve this algebraic expression, we must isolate the variable. A variable is the letter in the problem (for instance, in the equation 2x=10, x is the variable). In the expression 3/2 f=½, f is being multiplied by a fraction, which we must cancel out. In order to cancel out a fraction being multiplied by a variable, we multiply both sides of the equation by the reciprocal of the fraction, which is the fraction flipped upside down. (For instance, the reciprocal of ⅖ is 5/2). Thus, we multiply both sides of the equation by 2/3 to obtain that f=⅓. When we plug $1/3$ back into the equation and simplify, we find that $1/2=1/2$, so the answer we found is correct.