## Elementary Algebra

$y=\dfrac{8}{5}$
Using the properties of equality and combining like terms, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $3y-1+2y-3=4 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 3y+2y=4+1+3 \\\\ 5y=8 \\\\ y=\dfrac{8}{5} .\end{array}