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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