# How do you solve for y in 3/4y=4 7/8?

Nov 16, 2016

$y = 6.5$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3}{4} y = 4 \frac{7}{8}$

$\frac{3}{4} y = \frac{39}{8}$ Rewrite the $4 \frac{7}{8}$ as an improper fraction

$\frac{24 y}{24} = \frac{156}{24}$ Cross multiply ($3 y \cdot 8$) and set it equal to ($39 \cdot 4 = 156$)

$y = 6.5$ Then divide by 24 on both sides