# How do you solve y/9=-8?

Apr 25, 2017

$y = - 72$

#### Explanation:

To eliminate the fraction multiply both sides of the equation by 9, the denominator of the fraction.

${\cancel{9}}^{1} \times \frac{y}{\cancel{9}} ^ 1 = 9 \times - 8$

$\Rightarrow y = - 72$

Apr 25, 2017

$y = - 72$

#### Explanation:

You multiply both sides with 9.

Now you will have

$\frac{9 y}{9} = \left(- 8\right) \cdot 9$

or

$y = - 72$

It is your solution $y = - 72$