Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$y=-6$
By combining like terms and by using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $2-5y=26-y$, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -5y+y=26-2 \\\\ -4y=24 \\\\ y=\dfrac{24}{-4} \\\\ y=-6 .\end{array}