Join Karin Hutchinson for an indepth discussion in this video Solving division problems with fractions, part of Learning Algebra: Solving Equations.
 Let's take a look at one more division equation together.…In this problem, we're going to solve for Y.…And we have Y divided by negative six,…equals negative 17fourths.…Don't let all the fractions intimidate you.…We're simply going to focus on…the lefthand side of the equation.…We know that we need to get Y by itself…and since we're dividing by negative six,…we know that the opposite of division is multiplication.…So, if we multiply by negative six…on both sides of the equation,…then we'll be able to get Y by itself.…
Now I have put negative six over one…on both sides of the equation…just to make it a fraction…so that it matches the other numbers.…We know that negative six divided by negative six is one.…And that's how we get Y by itself.…So Y is isolated on the lefthand side,…and now on the righthand side…we have negative 17fourths…times negative six.…Now I know from looking at this problem…that I can simplify within the problem…to make it easier to reach a simplified answer.…
I can simplify any numbers…as long as one is in the numerator…
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Karin HutchinsonReleased
10/19/2015 Isolating variables
 Keeping equations balanced
 Solving addition and subtraction equations
 Solving multiplication and division equations
 Solving equations that involve the distributive property
 Solving twostep and multistep equations
 Solving equations with decimals and fractions
 Solving equations with variables on both sides
 Understanding literal equations
 Solving absolute value equations
Skill Level Intermediate
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Introduction

Welcome1m


1. Introduction to Solving Equations

Keeping equations balanced1m 30s

2. Addition Equations

3. Subtraction Equations

4. Multiplication Equations

5. Division Equations

6. TwoStep Equations

Solving a twostep equation1m 56s

7. Solving Multistep Equations with the Distributive Property

8. Solving Equations with Decimals

9. Solving Equations with Fractions

10. Solving Literal Equations

11. Equations with Variables on Both Sides

12. Solving Multistep Equations

13. Solving Absolute Value Equations

Conclusion

Next steps37s

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