# How do you solve -\frac { 1} { 2} + y = - \frac { 3} { 5}?

$y = - \frac{1}{10}$
$- \frac{1}{2} + y + \frac{1}{2} = - \left(\frac{3}{5}\right) + \frac{1}{2}$
$y = - \frac{6}{10} + \frac{5}{10}$
$y = - \frac{1}{10}$