Simplifying an Algebraic ExpressionDate: 8/17/96 at 19:5:48 From: Anonymous Subject: Simplifying an Algebraic Expression If 12y = 3, what do you do next? Date: 8/18/96 at 1:7:40 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Simplifying an Algebraic Expression 12*Y = 3 What we do is we divide both sides by the same number. Let's divide both sides of the equation by 12. As long as we do the same thing to each side of the equation, we can do whatever we want to it.. 12 * Y = 3 ------ ---- 12 12 Y = 3/12 and that reduces to 1/4. I hope this helps clear things up. Regards, -Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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