Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - Get Ready: 28

Answer

$y=2.5$

Work Step by Step

$6(y-2)=8-2y\longrightarrow$ multiply using the distributive property $6y-12=8-2y\longrightarrow$ add 12 to each side; add 2y to each side $6y-12+12+2y=8-2y+12+2y\longrightarrow$ combine like terms $8y=20\longrightarrow$ divide each side by 8 $8y\div 8=20\div8$ $y=2.5$ When we plug our solution back into the equation, we find that each side of the equation is equal, making our answer correct.
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