Work Step by Step
In order to get rid of the fractions, which have a common factor of 6, we multiply both sides of the equation by 6 to get that $2+4y=4$. We need to get the y alone. Thus, we cancel out the addition by subtracting 2 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $4y=2$. In order to cancel out multiplication, we use division, so we divide both sides of the equation by 4 to get that y=.5. We plug .5 in for y and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.