# SOLUTION: Hi, how can I solve problems that have variables in both sides? for example 25y/36 = 33/2y

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 104008: Hi, how can I solve problems that have variables in both sides? for example 25y/36 = 33/2y Found 2 solutions by stanbon, edjones:Answer by stanbon(57290)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!25y/36 = 33/2y Cross-multiply to get: 50y^2 = 36*33 y^2 =[36*33/50] y = (6/5)sqrt[33/2] y = (3/5)sqrt[66] ======================== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!25y/36 = 33/2y 1st get rid of the fractions!!! Multiply both sides times 36y 25y^2=594 divide both sides by 25 y^2=594/25 , Ed