zy-dm=ky/t for y Isolate terms with y to solve this literal equation. Subtract zy from each side: zy - dm - zy = ky/t - zy Cancel the zy terms on the left side, we get: -dm = ky/t - zy Factor out y: y(k/t - z) = -dm Divide each side by (k/t - z) y = -dm/(k/t - z) (k/t - z) can be rewritten as (k - tz)/t We multiply -dm by the reciprocal of this quotient to get our simplified literal equation: y = -dmt/(k - tz)