Algebra question

1. Apr 22, 2007

ssb

In algebra can you take this:

$$Y = (P)(Q) + (P)$$

divide both sides by Q and obtain:

$$Y/Q = P + P$$

or if you divided by Q would you get:

$$Y/Q = P + P/Q$$

2. Apr 22, 2007

neutrino

The second one.

3. Apr 22, 2007

ssb

Thankyou vm

So what is a trick to get the Y and the Q on the left side with out leaving any Q on the right?
Factor out the P's and then divide by q?

Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
4. Apr 22, 2007

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Yup, thats correct (if you're talking about the first equation, that is)

5. Apr 22, 2007

ssb

Thankyou. It seems ive forgotten all of this basic stuff so you will prob. see me posting some more of it soon!

Thanks again

6. Apr 22, 2007

neutrino

Given y = pq + p, you factor out the p and divide both sides by q+1.

7. Apr 22, 2007

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Thanks for the correction-- in my head I took that as reading q+1 and assumed it was correct. Sorry, I should pay more attention