# How do you solve 6= -y +42 - 2y?

Apr 3, 2018

$y = 12$

#### Explanation:

$6 = - y + 42 - 2 y$

We can simplify $- y$ and $- 2 y$ to equal $- 3 y$.
We can also subtract $42$ from both sides of the equation:
$- 36 = - 3 y$

Finally we divide both sides by $- 3$ and get the value of $y$.
$y = 12$

Hope this helps!