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College Algebra refresher

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This is my first math class in a LONG time, I am taking college algebra, whatever that means. I am a bit rusty with the process. How do you get rid of the negative sign on a variable? Solve for y so points can be plotted using a T table
3x-y=6
-y= 6-3x or is it 3x-6?
   ?// now what?


It is probably real simple but it escapes me at the moment. Any help appreciated!!

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Original post by smurfkiller
1: 3x - y = 6
2: 3x = 6 + y
3: 3x - 6 = y
ans: y = 3x - 6


I had this in mind but wasn't sure if you could switch the sides of the equation. Like i siad its been awhile..........


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Would this be right?
x-4y=5
x=5+4y
x-5=4y
x-5
___ = y
4
So if x = -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3
(-3,-2)
(-2,-7/4)
(-1,2/3)

Come to think of it, this isn't right is it? Canyou have a fraction as coordinate?
Maybe it should be
y= 1/4x+(-5)
?

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So if x = -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3
(-3,-2)
(-2,-7/4)
(-1,2/3)

Come to think of it, this isn't right is it?

You were doing it just right.

(-3,-8/4)
(-2,-7/4)
(-1,-6/4) //not 2/3
( 0,-5/4)
( 1,-4/4)
( 2,-3/4)
...

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Thanks!1
So I am not totally out of my mind yet!1
Wish I hadnt taken this class oer summer
4hrs a day for class * 4 days a week = TOO MUCH MATH!!!

So there is nno need to reduce the fractions? Any particular reason?

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