#### Answer

equivalent

#### Work Step by Step

Find the solution for $36\leq-4+y$ to determine whether it is equivalent to $40\leq y$.
$36\leq-4+y\longrightarrow$ add 4 to each side
$36+4\leq-4+y+4\longrightarrow$ add
$40\leq y $
Since the solutions for y are the same, the two expressions are equivalent.