# How do you solve -0.6y-9.3=1.206?

Jan 20, 2017

See entire solution process below;

#### Explanation:

First step, add $\textcolor{red}{9.3}$ to each side of the equation to isolate the $y$ term while keeping the equation balanced:

$- 0.6 y - 9.3 + \textcolor{red}{9.3} = 1.206 + \textcolor{red}{9.3}$

$- 0.6 y - 0 = 10.506$

$- 0.6 y = 10.506$

Next, divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{- 0.6}$ to solve for $y$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\frac{- 0.6 y}{\textcolor{red}{- 0.6}} = \frac{10.506}{\textcolor{red}{- 0.6}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{- 0.6}}} y}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{- 0.6}}} = - 17.51$

$y = - 17.51$