# How do you solve \frac { 3} { 11} y + 8= - 4?

Dec 14, 2017

-44

#### Explanation:

Re-arrange it so that you have y on one side, and the value of y on the other. SO, start by subtracting 8 from both sides, giving:

$\frac{3}{11} y = - 12$

Now, simply multiply both sides by $\frac{11}{3}$, giving:

$\frac{3}{11} \cdot \frac{11}{3} \cdot y = - 12 \cdot \frac{11}{3}$

...your $\frac{3}{11}$ and $\frac{11}{3}$ terms on the left cancel out, so just multiply everything out on the right side, and you have:

$y = - 44$

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