How do you solve 3( 4y - 1) = 2( 5y + \frac { 1} { 2} )?

Oct 15, 2016

$y = 2$

Explanation:

1. Expand the brackets on both sides
$12 y - 3 = 10 y + 1$

2. Group like terms on different sides of the equation
$12 y - 10 y = 1 + 3$
$2 y = 4$

3. Make y the subject
$\frac{2 y}{2} = \frac{4}{2}$
$y = 2$