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

$y=-3$
$6y=2y-12$ First subtract 2y from both sides. $6y-2y=-12$ $4y=-12$ Then divide both sides by 4. 4y$\div$4=-12$\div$4 $y=-3$ Check the answer. 6(-3)=2(-3)-12 -18=-6-12 -18=-18