## anonymous one year ago How do I solve for y in the following equation?

1. anonymous

x=(x+1)(x+y)

2. misty1212

$x=(x+1)(x+y)$?

3. misty1212

and you want $$y$$ right?

4. anonymous

yes :)

5. misty1212

takes two steps' a) divide both sides by $$x+1$$ to get $\frac{x}{x+1}=x+y$

6. misty1212

then b) subtract $$x$$ from both sides to get $$y$$ by itself

7. misty1212

you good with that?

8. anonymous

umm x/1=y?

9. anonymous

@misty1212

10. misty1212

oh no dear, just subtract $\frac{x}{x+1}=x+y\\ \frac{x}{x+1}-x=y$

11. anonymous

ooh what next?

12. anonymous

@misty1212

13. misty1212

you got $$y$$ on one side of the equal sign now right?

14. misty1212

that solves if for $$y$$ in other words you are done

15. misty1212

only thing left to do is go have a beer or sommat