# How do you solve 1/4y + 3/4 = 2?

Jul 22, 2015

Multiply all terms (on both sides) by 4 to clear the fractions, then perform standard arithmetic to get $y = 5$

#### Explanation:

Given $\frac{1}{4} y + \frac{3}{4} = 2$

Multiply all terms by 4
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$y + 3 = 8$

Subtract 3 fro both sides
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$y = 5$