y -5 = 3 - 1 - 2y y+4 y + 4 7/21/2014 | Jay from Glenwood, IL | 1 Answer | 0 Votes Mark favorite Subscribe Comment
y - 5 = 3(y + 4) - 1 - 2y y + 4 (y + 4) y + 4 y - 5 = 3y + 12 - 1 + 2y multiplying both sides by (y + 4) eliminates that binomial y + 4 y + 4 y - 5 = 5y + 11 -5y = -5y -4y - 5 = 11 + 5 = +5 -4y = 16 -4 -4 y = -4 7/23/2014 | Carol H. Comment