# How do you simplify -3+2/3y-4-1/3y?

Nov 14, 2016

#### Answer:

$= \frac{1}{3} y - 7$

#### Explanation:

Re-arrange the terms and combine the like terms.

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{2}{3} y - \frac{1}{3} y} \textcolor{red}{- 3 - 4}$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{3} y} \textcolor{red}{- 7}$