# How do you solve 1/2y-1/8=7/8?

Feb 19, 2017

$y = 2$

#### Explanation:

You would tranfer to the right hand the known term and sum it to the other one:

$\frac{1}{2} y = \frac{1}{8} + \frac{7}{8} \to \frac{1}{2} y = 1$

The you would solve by multiplying all by 2:

$\cancel{2} \cdot \frac{1}{\cancel{2}} y = 2 \cdot 1 \to y = 2$