# How do you solve 5=y/3-9?

Mar 23, 2018

$y = 42$

#### Explanation:

$y - 27 = 15$ multiply by 3 to get rid of fraction
$y = 42$ add 27 to both sides to isolate $y$

Mar 23, 2018

$y = 42$

#### Explanation:

$\text{multiply all terms on both sides by 3, to eliminate the }$
$\text{fraction}$

$\left(3 \times 5\right) = \cancel{3} \times \frac{y}{\cancel{3}} - \left(3 \times 9\right)$

$\Rightarrow 15 = y - 27$

$\text{add 27 to both sides}$

$15 + 27 = y \cancel{- 27} \cancel{+ 27}$

$\Rightarrow y = 42 \text{ is the solution}$