# How do you solve and check your solutions to y/3=5?

Oct 2, 2016

To solve for $y$, let's multiply each side by 3:

$\frac{3 y}{3} = 3 \cdot 5$
$y = 15$

#### Explanation:

To check our solutions, just plug our answer back into the equation:

$\frac{15}{3} = 5$
$5 = 5$