# How do you solve 42= 7y?

Mar 2, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

To solve this, you must use division. If $7 y = 42$, then you can think about what times 7 is equal to 42. But, an easier way to do this, is the following way.

First, divide the side that has $7 y$ by $7$.

$\frac{7 y}{7} = 42$

Now, divide the $42$ by $7$ as what is done to one side must be done to the other.

$y = \frac{42}{7}$

After solving that division problem, you know that $42 \div 7 = 6$.

$y = 6$

Therefore, $y$ is equal to $6$.