# Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Exercise Set - Page 130: 17

$y=18$

#### Work Step by Step

Multiply both sides by $\frac{3}{2}$ to isolate the variable. $\frac{2}{3}$y=12 $\frac{3(2)y}{2(3)}$=$\frac{12(3)}{2}$ y=$\frac{36}{2}=\frac{36\div2}{2\div2}$ y=18 Check the answer. $\frac{2}{3}$(18)=12 $\frac{2(18)}{3}$=12 $\frac{36}{3}$=12 12=12

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