How do you solve for y in #5x+4y = 10#?

2 Answers
Feb 23, 2016

Answer:

Isolate y.

Explanation:

#5x + 4y = 10#

#4y = 10 - 5x#

#y = 10/4 - (5x)/4#

#y = (10 - 5x)/4#

Hopefully this helps!

Feb 23, 2016

Answer:

#y = 1/4(10 - 5x )#

Explanation:

Isolate the term with y on the left side. This involves subtracting 5x from both sides of the equation.

hence: 5x + 4y - 5x = 10 - 5x

and left with : 4y = 10 - 5x

now divide both sides by

# rArr (cancel(4)y)/cancel(4) = (10-5x)/4 " or 1/4(10 - 5x )#