# How do you solve 5y - 16= 3y + 215?

Jun 21, 2017

$y = \frac{231}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Step one:

Minus $3 y$ from both sides

$5 y - 3 y - 16 = 215$

Step two:

Add $16$ to both sides

$5 y - 3 y = 215 + 16$

Step three:

Simplify

$2 y = 231$

Step four:

Divide both sides by $2$

$y = \frac{231}{2} = 115.5$