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

$$y = -3$$
To find the value of $y$ for a certain value of $x$, we plug that $x$ value into the equation: $$y = \frac{2}{3}(-6) + 1$$ Multiply first, according to order of operations: $$y = \frac{-12}{3} + 1$$ Simplify: $$y = -4 + 1$$ $$y = -3$$