# Solving an Equation for y and x

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In this lesson, we learn how to solve literal equations for both x and y. The key is to isolate the variable you're trying to solve for and undo any operations that are preventing it from being alone. In solving for x, we add y to both sides and then divide by 7. In solving for y, we rewrite the equation to see that 7x is being added to y, and then we subtract 7x and divide by -1. By following these steps and understanding the operations involved, we can successfully solve for both x and y in any literal equation.

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Solving an equation for y and x

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