## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$$x = \frac{y - b}{m}$$
To solve this equation for $x$, we need to isolate $x$: First, we subtract $b$ from each side of the equation: $$mx = y - b$$ We now divide by $m$ to solve for $x$: $$x = \frac{y - b}{m}$$