# How do you solve -8= - 2y - 18?

Nov 16, 2016

$y = - 5$

#### Explanation:

Perform the necessary mathematics to isolate $y$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$- 8 + 18 = - 2 y - 18 + 18$

$10 = - 2 y$

$\frac{10}{-} 2 = \frac{- 2 y}{-} 2$

$- 5 = 1 y$

$y = - 5$