Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - Get Ready! - Page 161: 27



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.
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