# How do you solve and check your solution given y+3.5=14.9?

Apr 10, 2017

$y = 11.4$

#### Explanation:

Given: $y + 3.5 = 14.9$

Subtract $3.5$ from both sides:

$y = 14.9 - 3.5 = 11.4$

To check, substitute $y = 11.4$ into the $g i v e n$ equation:

$y + 3.5 = 14.9$

$11.4 + 3.5 = 14.9$

$14.9 = 14.9$