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: 73

Answer

$y = 20$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{y}{2} - 2 = \frac{y}{4} + 3$ $y - (2 \times 2) = \frac{y \times 2}{4} + (3 \times 2)$ $y - 4 = \frac{2y}{4} + 6$ $(y \times 4) - (4 \times 4) = 2y + (6 \times 4)$ $4y - 16 = 2y + 24$ $2y - 16 = 24$ $2y = 40$ $y = \frac{40}{2}$ $y = 20$
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