# How do you solve 16=y+20?

Jul 18, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Subtract $\textcolor{red}{20}$ from each side of the equation to solve for $y$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$16 - \textcolor{red}{20} = y + 20 - \textcolor{red}{20}$

$- 4 = y + 0$

$- 4 = y$

$y = - 4$