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 - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 112: 24



Work Step by Step

We are trying to isolate the $x$ term in the equation: $\frac{x}{a}=\frac{y}{b}$ To do this, we multiply both sides of the equation by $a$: $\frac{x}{a}\times a=\frac{y}{b}\times a$ We then simplify on both sides of the equation: $x=\frac{ya}{b}$
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