## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

y = $\frac{14}{3}$
5y + 2(y - 6) = 4(y + 1) - 2 Distribute: 5y + 2y - 12 = 4y + 4 - 2 Combine like terms: 7y - 12 = 4y + 2 Subtract 4y from both sides: 3y - 12 = 2 Add 12 to both sides: 3y = 14 Divide both sides by 3: y = $\frac{14}{3}$