Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.3 - Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Problem Set 2.3: 71

Answer

$= \frac{4}{3}$

Work Step by Step

1. Use the distributive property to simplify: $= y(\frac{3}{5} - \frac{2}{3} - \frac{7}{15})$ $=y(\frac{9}{15}-\frac{10}{15}-\frac{7}{15})$ $= y(-\frac{8}{15})$ 2. Substitute the value for $y$: $= -\frac{5}{2}(-\frac{8}{15})$ $= \frac{4}{3}$
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