solving equations

Your goal is to get 'y' on a side by itself.

The first step is to move all the numbers that don't have 'y' in them to one side.

The first step is to move all the numbers that don't have 'y' in them to one side.

- subtract 1/2 from both sides

y/4+1/2-1/2=3/2-1/2

y/4+0=2/2

y/4=1

The second step is to make one side equal to exactly 'y'.

- multiply both sides by 4

4(y/4)=4(1)

4y/4=4

y=4