# How do you turn y=1/2x -3 into standard form using integers?

Nov 20, 2016

$x - 2 y = 6$

#### Explanation:

There is only one denominator which we need to get rid of.

$y = \frac{1}{2} x - 3 \text{ } \leftarrow$ multiply through by 2

$2 \times y - \cancel{2} \times \frac{1}{\cancel{2}} x - 2 \times 3$

$2 y = x - 6 \text{ } \leftarrow$ there are no fractions!

$x - 2 y = 6 \text{ } \leftarrow$ re-arrange the terms