# How do you solve -3.14y = 53.38?

Sep 29, 2015

color(green)(y = -17

#### Explanation:

We have been given that $- 3.14 y = 53.38$

Dividing both sides by $- 3.14$ we get

$\frac{\cancel{- 3.14} y}{\cancel{- 3.14}} = \frac{53.38}{-} 3.14$

$y = - \frac{53.38}{3.14}$

If we are not allowed to use a calculator, we the equation as

$y = - \frac{5338}{314}$

color(green)(y = -17