# How do you write y + 9= 4x - 8 in standard form?

##### 2 Answers
Jun 11, 2018

$- 4 x + y = - 17$

#### Explanation:

Standard for is given by

$A x + B y = C$

We essentially want our constants on the left, and the variables on the right. Let's subtract $4 x$ from both sides to get

$- 4 x + y + 9 = - 8$

Next, let's subtract $9$ from both sides to get

$- 4 x + y = - 17$

We have our variables on one side, and the constants on the other, thus this equation is in standard form.

Hope this helps!

Jun 11, 2018

$- 4 x + y = - 17$

#### Explanation:

Standard form uses the equation

$A x + B y = C$

So really all we have to do is get the $x$ and $y$ variable on one side of the equal sign and the regular number on the other side.

First, letâ€™s get the variables together. Subtract $4 x$ from both sides:

$y + 9 - 4 x = - 8$

Now, subtract $9$ from both sides:

$y - 4 x = - 8 - 9$

$y - 4 x = - 17$

If you want to put it in traditional standard form like below you can, however it does not matter.

$- 4 x + y = - 17$