2x/5 - 9y = 6 for x Add 9y to each side of the equation: 2x/5 - 9y + 9y = 6 + 9y Cancel the 9y's on the left side to get: 2x/5 = 6 + 9y Multiply each side of the equation by 5: 5(2x/5) = 5(6 + 9y) Cancel the 5's on the left side to get 2x = 5(6 + 9y) Divide each side of the equation by 2: 2x/2 = 5/2(6 + 9y) Cancel the 2's on the left side to get: x = 5/2(6 + 9y)