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How do you solve for x in the equation y=mx+3

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Rob S. | Retired Engineer looking to help in Math or Computer ScienceRetired Engineer looking to help in Math...

Hi Nina, to solve the equation you must isolate the x variable. If you subtract 3 from each side you get y - 3 = mx. Then in order to fully isolate x you divide both sides by m and get x = (y - 3 ) / m.