How do you solve #3( y - 5) - 7= - 7( - 4y + 4) - 9y#?
Start on one side of the equation and combine any like terms. But first to do so, you have to distribute.
Starting on the left side of the equation, distribute
Now, you can combine
So, the left side now looks like:
Next, move to the right side of the equation and distribute
Combine like terms
The full equation now looks like this:
To finish off, isolate