# How do you solve -6( y - 5) - 5y = 85?

Jun 21, 2017

$y = - 5$

#### Explanation:

Distribute the first term:

$- 6 \left(y - 5\right) = - 6 y + 30$

Combine like terms:

$- 6 y + 30 - 5 y = - 11 y + 30 = 85$

Subtract 30 from both sides. The goal is to get y by itself.

$- 11 y = 85 - 30 = 55$

Divide by $- 11$ on both sides.

$y = - 5$