# How do you solve -5y-5(-6-2y)=0?

Nov 24, 2016

$y = - 6$

#### Explanation:

Distribute the bracket, collect terms in y on the left side of the equation and numeric values on the right side.

$\Rightarrow - 5 y + 30 + 10 y = 0$

simplify left side by collecting like terms.

$\Rightarrow 5 y + 30 = 0$

subtract 30 from both sides.

$5 y \cancel{+ 30} \cancel{- 30} = 0 - 30$

$\Rightarrow 5 y = - 30$

To solve for y, divide both sides by 5

$\frac{\cancel{5} y}{\cancel{5}} = \frac{- 30}{5}$

$\Rightarrow y = - 6 \text{ is the solution}$