# How do you solve -2 = 8 - 2y?

Mar 26, 2018

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#### Explanation:

$- 2 = 8 - 2 y$

$- 2 \left(- 8\right) = \left(8\right) - 8 - 2 y$
(Subtracting 8 from both sides)

$\frac{- 10}{- 2} = \frac{- 2 y}{-} 2$
(divide both sides by -2)

$y = 5$