**You can also chose to subtract 4y from both sides and still get the same result, but I'll leave that as an exercise for you.*

*Often students forget to put + 8 because the positive sign isn't there.*

*4y/4 = 3x/4 + 8/4 Simplify. *Divide the 3 and 8 each by 4 because they are separated by a plus(or minus) sign. Its a different story when there's multiplication or division. If you need help understanding that just let me know.*

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*y = 3x/4 + 2*Final equation*Why isolate for y?" I can answer that too but for the mean time just do it.,*

*There are other types of equations?" you might ask? Yes but don't worry about them right now.*

**final equation**. it has a fraction. so how can we use this to our advantage? we have to try and use a number for x that makes the fraction turn into in integer( a non-fraction or a non-decimal). You could use a 4 because it will turn out like this:

*Some students have trouble with this, but if you need help just let me know.*

*That's it. I hope this helps. Post to this thread if you want me to clarify anything else.*

*Have a great day!*

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