#### Answer

y = -26

#### Work Step by Step

3(y + 7) = 2y - 5
Apply distributive property:
3(y) + 3(7) = 2y - 5
3y + 21 = 2y - 5
Subtract 2y from both sides:
y + 21 = -5
Subtract 21 from both sides:
y = -26
Check with substitution:
3(-26 + 7) = 2(-26) - 5
3(-19) = -52 - 5
-57 = -57