math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Nov 5, 2021 #1 x/y + 9 = n for x Subtract 9 from each side to isolate the x term: x/y + 9 - 9 = n - 9 Cancel the 9's on the left side and we get: x/y = n - 9 Because we have a fraction on the left side, we can cross multiply the denominator y by n - 9 x = y(n - 9)

x/y + 9 = n for x Subtract 9 from each side to isolate the x term: x/y + 9 - 9 = n - 9 Cancel the 9's on the left side and we get: x/y = n - 9 Because we have a fraction on the left side, we can cross multiply the denominator y by n - 9 x = y(n - 9)