y = 5x +8 Subtract -5x from both sides -5x + y = 8 Subtract y from both sides -5x = -y +8 Divide both sides by -5 That should give you your answer. :)
how would you solve this
help me please
i got -1.6 as my answer am i right
Tell me how you got 1.6
8/-5 = 1.6
Do you only need the y value?
i need the x value
So you are isolating x, correct?
You just divide the rest of the equation by -5, and x is then isolated. x = -1/5y - 8/5
Unless your teacher wants you to, you don't have to solve the fractions either.
-1/5y = -0.2 -1.6
Where did you get the -0.2 and -1.6?
I know how you got -1.6
-1 divded by 5 = -0.2
You have to keep your variables in the equation, so you would have... x = -0.2y - 1.6
Unless you are given another equation or a set of coordinates, you can't do much more to the equation given, so x = -1/5y - 8/5 or x = -0.2y - 1.6 would be your final answer.
thank you so much
You're very welcome. :)