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

Plug in $\frac{3}{4}$ for y and then simplify to see if the equation is true or false. 8y=12(y-$\frac{1}{2}$) 8($\frac{3}{4}$)=12($\frac{3}{4}$-$\frac{1}{2}$) $\frac{24}{4}$=12($\frac{1}{4}$) 6$\ne$3 This equation is false therefore this is not a solution.