# SOLUTION: Solve for y. x + 5y = 15

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 Question 107700: Solve for y. x + 5y = 15Answer by bucky(2189)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Given: . x + 5y = 15 . to solve for y you want to get the y-term by itself on one side of the equation and get everything else on the other side. So you want to get rid of the x on the left of the equation. You can do this by subtracting x from the left side. But when you do that you must also subtract x from the right side to keep the equation "balanced." . After the subtraction of x from both sides of the equation, the result is: . 5y = -x + 15 . Now you can solve for x by dividing both sides of this equation (all terms) by 5 (because 5 is the multiplier of y). After this division of all terms by 5, the equation becomes: . y = -(x/5) + 3 which could also be written as y = -(1/5)x + 3 . That's the answer. Hope that this helps you to understand the problem better. .