## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$y=-\dfrac{6}{5}$
Using the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given expression, $12=5y+18 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -5y=18-12 \\\\ -5y=6 \\\\ y=\dfrac{6}{-5} \\\\ y=-\dfrac{6}{5} .\end{array}