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How Do You Solve Y=6x+12?

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Y=-6x+8
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You have to know what Y is to solve for X, or what X is to solve for Y.

If Y is zero, for example, then you think
  0 = 6x+12.
Ask yourself what plus 12 would equal 0. Negative 12, right?
So
     0 = (-12)+12
     6x = (-12)
     x = (-2) (because -2 times 6 = -12)

So, you might have an answer like
     If Y= 0, then X = -2

But that's assuming Y is 0, and there's no reason to assume that. If Y is some other number, then X will also be a different number!

If Y is 36, say, then you have
     36 = 6x+12
What plus 12 makes 36? 24. Therefore
   6x = 24  so
   x = 4 (because 6 x 4 is 24)

So
If Y = 36, then X = 4.

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