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NY,NY
 3 years ago
2=a/5
NY,NY
 3 years ago
2=a/5

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ktklown
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hi there. Try multiplying both sides by 5; what do you get?

ktklown
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that's great  now just simplify!

NY,NY
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so whenever thers a prob like this, i have multiply the denominator, or whichever number in the fraction by the other side?

lilg132
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if it is next to the variable

ktklown
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Basically, yes, your goal is to "isolate" the variable. Meaning, if it says "a  5 = 4", you add 5 to both sides. Your goal is to get just the variable on one side, and everything else on the other.

ktklown
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And to do the isolation, you must do the same thing to both sides of the equation at each step. As long as you do the same thing to both sides, the equation will keep being true.
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