# Question a0967

Sep 1, 2015

I found the value 13.

#### Explanation:

74=5y+9
74-9 =5y
5y=74-9
5y = 65
y= 65/5

y=13

Sep 1, 2015

$y = 13$

#### Explanation:

Your goal here is to isolate $y$ on one side of the equation. The first thing you need to do is subtract $9$ from boh sides of the equation

$74 - 9 = 5 y + \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{9}}} - \textcolor{g r e e n}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{9}}}$

$65 = 5 y$

Now divide both sides of the equation to get $y$ alone on the right-hand side

$\frac{65}{5} = \frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{5}}} y}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{5}}}}$

$13 = y$

And there you have it, $y$ is equal to $13$.