According to the University of Regina, another way to express solving for y in terms of x is solving an equation for y. The solution is not a numerical value; instead, it is an expression equal to y involving the variabl... More »

To find the y-intercept of a line, substitute the values of x and y coordinates into an equation representing the line. Set x to 0, then solve for y. If the equation is already in the slope-intercept form of y = mx + b, ... More »

A two-step equation is an algebraic problem that takes two steps to solve for a missing number, which is often indicated as "n" (for number), "x" or "y." More »

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To solve by factoring, move all terms to the same side of the equation with subtraction or addition, and then find each factor in the equation. Setting each factor at zero provides all of the solutions to the equation. More »

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According to South Eastern Louisiana University, to solve for the x and y intercepts in a linear equation of the form y = mx + b, set one of the variables, either x or y depending on the desired intercept, equal to zero,... More »

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Finding the x- and y-intercepts of a linear equation can be done in several ways, but one of the easiest is the substitution method. By substituting 0 for the values of x and y in the equation, each intercept can be loca... More »

To solve one-step equations, perform the correct mathematical operation to get the variable by itself, and perform the same operation on the other side of the equation. Solve the equation when the variable is by itself. More »

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