How do you solve #5y-6=-10#?

1 Answer
Jan 29, 2017

Answer:

#y= -4/5#

Explanation:

It is simply the concept of transposing the numbers. First, see what operations are used and how.

#5y-6=-10#

Take #-6# to the R.H.S. Note that when we move something to the other side of the equation, the sign changes, i.e. multiplication changes to division and addition changes to subtraction

#5y=-10+6#

#5y=-4#

Now, take the term with the variable whose value you have to find. Move the term to the R.H.S. The multiplication changes to division

#y=-4/5#

And this way you can solve equations with one variable.