Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Exercise Set: 36

Answer

$y=-6$

Work Step by Step

$-2y-5=7$ First add 5 to both sides. $-2y=7+5$ $-2y=12$ Then divide both sides by -2. -2y$\div$(-2)=12$\div$(-2) $y=-6$ Check the answer. -2(-6)-5=7 12-5=7 7=7
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