How do you solve #y- 5.8= 2.9#?

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Tony B Share
Feb 16, 2017

Answer:

#y=8.7#

Explanation:

Given:#" "color(green)(y-5.8=2.9)#

Add #color(red)(5.8)# to both sides

#color(green)(y-5.8color(red)(+5.8)" "=" "2.9color(red)(+5.8))#

But #-5.8+5.8=0# giving:

#y+0=2.9+5.8#

#y= 8.7#

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