First multiply 4y times the whole equation y-3. You get 4y2-12y+5 = 12(y-3). Then take the 2nd side 12(y-3) and multiply everything in the parenthesis by 12 like you did with the left side. You get 12y-36. The equation comes to
4y2-12y+5=12y-36. Now you want to set one side equal to 0. I typically take the side with the least powers to the other side by adding or subtracting each variable on both sides.
4y2-12y+5-12y+36= 12y-36-12y+36. After you subtracted 12y and added 36 from both sides, the right side is equal to 0 and you just solve the left side:
Now first you see if you can factor this equation and solve it that way. This looks like an equation that can not be factored so you will use the quadratic equation.
Using the quadratic equation: (-b + sqrt (b2-4ac))/2a and (-b - sqrt (b2-4ac))/2a
The equation you solved before has the form of ay2-by+c=0 where a = 4, b=-24, and c = 41. Now you just plug into the quadratic equation
24 + sqrt((-24)2-4(4)(41))/2(4)
(24 + sqrt ((-80)/8) = 3 + 1.118i
And the 2nd part of the quadratic
This shows the solution is imaginary since we have a negative square root which is what the "i" is for.