y over 5 + 2= -8

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y/5 + 2 = -8

subtract 2 from both sides to isolate the variable y, so now y/5 = -10

multiply both sides by 5 to get rid of the fraction, so y = -50.

no go back and check it:

-50/5 + 2 = -8 ??

-10 + 2 = -8 ??

-8 = -8 ?? YES!!!

Your answer is y = -50

first add 5 + 2. now you have y over 7 = -8. Since you are dividing by 7 , multiply each side by 7 (the inverse of 1/7 is 7). Remember you have to multiply both sides of the equation. Now you have y = ? I will let you fill that in. Remember
what happens when you multiply a positive number by a negative number. Hope this helps. Ellen, Staunton VA

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Ellen,

the 5 is below the y, so i think you misread the problem. Take a look. What do you think???

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