# How do you solve 13y - (-5) < 17?

##### 1 Answer
May 9, 2015

The answer is $y < \frac{12}{13}$ .

Solve $13 y - \left(- 5\right) < 17$ .

Multiply $- 1$ times $- 5$.

$13 y + 5 < 17$

Subtract 5 from both sides.

$13 y < 17 - 5$

$13 y < 12$

Divide both sides by 13.

$\frac{\cancel{13} y}{\cancel{13}} < \frac{12}{13}$

$y < \frac{12}{13}$