## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$y=-1$
Subtract $5y$ and subtract $2$ on both sides, and then combine like terms to obtain: $-2-2=9y-5y \\ -4=4y$ Divide by 4 on both sides to obtain: $\dfrac{-4}{4}=y \\-1=y$ Check: $\begin{array}{ccc} &5(-1)-2&=&9(-1)+2 \\&-5-2 &= &-9+2 \\&-7&=&-7\end{array}$