How do you solve #4y + 7y = -19#?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2017

Answer:

See the full solution process below

Explanation:

Step 1) Combine the like terms:

#(4 + 7)y = -19#

#11y = -19#

Step 2) Divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(11)# to solve for #y# and keep the equation balanced:

#(11y)/color(red)(11) = -19/color(red)(11)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(11)))y)/cancel(color(red)(11)) = -19/color(red)(11)#

#y = -19/11#