# How do you solve for x 5x + y = 3 ?

Jun 2, 2015

Starting with $5 x + y = 3$, first subtract $y$ from both sides to get:

$5 x = 3 - y$

Then divide both sides by $5$ to get:

$x = \frac{3 - y}{5}$

or if you prefer:

$x = \frac{3}{5} - \frac{1}{5} y$