# How do you solve -(4y+1)-(-3y-6)=4?

Dec 29, 2016

$y = 1$

#### Explanation:

$- \left(4 y + 1\right) - \left(- 3 y - 6\right) = 4$

Keeping in mind that the product of two negatives is a positive and the product of a negative and a positive is a negative, open the brackets and simplify.

$- 4 y - 1 + 3 y + 6 = 4$

$- y + 5 = 4$

Add $y$ to each side.

$5 = 4 + y$

Subtract $4$ from each side.

$1 = y$ or $y = 1$