# You are solving 5-8/3=y/3. Which equation will you get if you multiply both sides by 3?

Nov 24, 2016

$y = 7$

#### Explanation:

multiply ALL terms on both sides of the equation by 3

$\left(3 \times 5\right) - {\cancel{3}}^{1} \times \frac{8}{\cancel{3}} ^ 1 = {\cancel{3}}^{1} \times \frac{y}{\cancel{3}} ^ 1$

leaving us with.

$15 - 8 = y \Rightarrow y = 7$