Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises: 36

Answer

-2y

Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+bc$. Therefore, we can use the distributive property to combine like terms. $3y-y-4y=3y-1y-4y=(3-1-4)y=-2y$
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