# How do you solve 22y = -88?

Apr 3, 2016

$22 y = - 88$ means $22 \times y = - 88$

$y = - \frac{88}{22}$, or $y = - 4$

#### Explanation:

$22 \left(- 4\right) = - 88$

When there is a variable next to a number e.g. "22y" that means 22 is being multiplied by a number in order to get the answer. So

$22 \left(- 4\right) = - 88$