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

Jan 29, 2017

$y = - \frac{4}{5}$

Explanation:

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

$5 y - 6 = - 10$

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

$5 y = - 10 + 6$

$5 y = - 4$

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

$y = - \frac{4}{5}$

And this way you can solve equations with one variable.