How do you solve 6( y - 3) = 8y - 30?

Sep 29, 2017

$y = 6$

Explanation:

expand your brackets, collect like terms and simplify

$6 \left(y - 3\right) = 8 y - 30$
$6 y - 18 = 8 y - 30$

$6 y = 8 y - 12$
subtract $8 y$ from both sides to isolate $y$
$- 2 y = - 12$
divide all by $- 2$ to solve for $y$
$y = 6$