# Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - Get Ready - Page 161: 28

$y=2.5$

#### 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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