Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-5 Literal Equations and Formulas - Lesson Check - Page 112: 1



Work Step by Step

We are trying to isolate the y variable in $-2x+5y=12$ To do this, we must first get the $y$ term on a side by itself by adding $2x$ to each side to cancel out the negative $2x$ that is added to the $y$ : $5y=12+2x$ Then, we must divide by the $5$ that is being multiplied by the $y$ to get $y$ alone: $y=\frac{12+2x}{5}$
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