Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.3 - More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 3.3: 18

Answer

$y=-\dfrac{8}{3}$

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality and combining like terms, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ 8y+4=5y-4 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 8y-5y=-4-4 \\\\ 3y=-8 \\\\ y=\dfrac{-8}{3} \\\\ y=-\dfrac{8}{3} .\end{array}
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