# How do you solve #-4y+16=4#?

##### 2 Answers

Aug 16, 2016

y = 3

#### Explanation:

-4y = 4 - 16 (subtract 16 from both sides)

-4y = -12 (simplify RHS)

y = 3 (divide both sides by -4)

Aug 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

To solve this equation, isolate the - 4y term on the left of the equation while having numeric values on the right.

To do this, subtract 16 from both sides.

#rArr-4ycancel(+16)cancel(-16)=4-16# we are left with

#-4y=-12# now divide both sides by - 4.

#(cancel(-4)^1 y)/cancel(-4)^1=(-12)/(-4)rArry=3" is the solution"#