How do you solve #49=7(y-7)#?

1 Answer
Jun 27, 2015

Answer:

Follow the order of operations represented by PEMDAS.

Explanation:

#49=7(y-7)#

Follow the order of operations represented by PEMDAS: parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction.

The term inside the parentheses cannot be simplified further. There are no exponents. Divide both sides by #7#.

#49=7(y-7)# =

#cancel49^7/cancel7^1=y-7# =

#7=y-7#

Add #7# to both sides.

#14=y#

Flip the equation so #y# is on the left side.

#y=14#