# How do you solve for y in M= x(1 + y)?

Feb 13, 2016

You must first distribute the parentheses.

#### Explanation:

$M = x \left(1 + y\right)$

$M = x + x y$

$M - x = x y$

$y = \frac{M - x}{x}$

Practice exercises:

1. Solve for x in the following equations.

a) $x y z = \frac{x}{y} + z$

b) $\frac{1}{x} + \frac{3}{y} = \frac{2}{z}$