y over 5 + 2= -8

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

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