Solving an Equation for x and y

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you'll learn how to solve equations for x and y using two steps. To solve for x or y, you need to isolate the variable by undoing the operations that are being performed on it. When solving for x, you'll need to undo addition or subtraction and then undo multiplication or division. When solving for y, you'll need to undo multiplication or division first, and then undo addition or subtraction. With practice, you'll be able to solve equations with ease.

Lesson Description:

Solving an equation for y and x using two steps

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I solve for one variable in a literal equation in terms of the other variables in the equation?
  • How do I solve for x in the equation 3x+4y=15?
  • How do I solve for y in the equation 3x+4y=15?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to solve for one variable in a literal equation in terms of the other variable(s) in the equation. In the lesson, the teacher solves for both x and y in the equation 3x+4y=15.