How do you solve 2y+35=-7?

1 Answer
Oct 25, 2016

$y = - 21$

Explanation:

$2 y + 35 = - 7$

Subtract 35 from both sides and simplify.

$2 y = - 7 - 35$

Since $- 7 - 35$ can also be written as $- \left(7 + 35\right)$:

$2 y = - 42$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$y = - 21$