I am really confused to this question can someone explain to me step by step please!

In this problem we are given an equation in x any y (2y +4x =8) and three values of x (-2, 1, 3).

For each value of x we are required to find the corresponding value of y that would make the given equation TRUE.

First value of x=-2

Second value of x=1

Third value of x= 3

First choose the first value of x. That is x=-2. Now substitute x=-2 into the equation 2y +4x =8

we have 2y + 4(-2)=8, ( note 4 times -2 equals -8).

Thus we have 2y -8 =8 . Now we add 8 to both sides of the equation to leave just the term in y on the left side of equal sign. 2y -8 +8 = 8+8 ;

this is equal to: 2y = 16 ; Now to find for y we have to divide both sides by 2: this gives

2y/2 = 16/2 ; finally y = 8. We therefore found that when x=-2 then y= 8.

We can check our answer by substituting x =-2 and y =8 in the equation (2y +4x =8) to see if the equation is true. Substituting we have, 2(8) + 4(-2) = 8 ; which is 16 -8 =8 ; which is 8=8 ; which is true.

The above procedure is repeated for the second and third values of x.

## Comments

Seana -

Is there a description provided with the problem? Are you supposed to solve for y based on the x values provided?