# How do you solve -5y-9=74?

##### 1 Answer
Sep 28, 2014

$- 5 y - 9 = 74$

adding $9$ to both sides we get;

$- 5 y - 9 + 9 = 74 + 9$

$- 5 y = 83$

dividing both sides by -5 we get;

$\frac{- 5 y}{-} 5 = \frac{83}{-} 5$

$y = - \frac{83}{5}$

$y = - 16.6$