How do you solve 17=5y-3?

May 28, 2018

$y = 4$

Explanation:

$17 = 5 y - 3$

To solve for the variable $y$, we have to make it by itself.

First, add $\textcolor{b l u e}{3}$ to both sides of the equation:
$17 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 3} = 5 y - 3 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 3}$

$20 = 5 y$

Now divide both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{5}$:
$\frac{20}{\textcolor{b l u e}{5}} = \frac{5 y}{\textcolor{b l u e}{5}}$

$4 = y$

Therefore, $y = 4$.

Hope this helps!