# How do you solve \frac { y } { 5} - 6= - 2?

Jun 5, 2018

$y = 20$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{y}{5} - 6 = - 2$

To solve for the variable $y$, we have to make it by itself. To do so, first add $\textcolor{b l u e}{6}$ to both sides of the equation:
$\frac{y}{5} - 6 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 6} = - 2 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 6}$

$\frac{y}{5} = 4$

Now multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{5}$:
$\frac{y}{5} \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot \quad 5} = 4 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot \quad 5}$

Therefore,
$y = 20$

Hope this helps!