How do you solve for y in 2y+x=5?

Mar 12, 2016

$y = \frac{5 - x}{2}$

Explanation:

$2 y + x = 5$

Subtract both sides by $x$

$2 y + x - x = 5 - x$

$2 y = 5 - x$

Divide both sides by $2$

$\frac{\cancel{2} y}{\cancel{2}} = \frac{5 - x}{2}$

$y = \frac{5 - x}{2}$