Name: Timothy
Question: How do I isolate the variable here? Hi Timothy, The challenge is to manipulate the equation to end with one of the form x = ???, while maintaining the equality at each step. First I would rewrite the equation as You can multiply both sides of an equation by the same amount and maintain the equality, so at this point I would multiply both sides by 1. This will change the 2 to 2. or 2x = 3 This equation is almost of the correct form x = ???, only the 2 remains as a problem. If you multiply both sides by ^{1}/_{2} you will arrive at the desired form. or x = ^{3}/_{2} Try another problem now. What about 5 = 3x? Penny
