0.5(y+2)-0.3=0.4+0.5 My book says the answer is -2 but I keep coming up with the same 2 different answers depending on the way I work it

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I think you may have made a typo in typing the equation, because .4 + .5 does not look right. The way it is written there, y = .4.

let's see. 0.5y+1-0.3=0.9 (here i distributed, then added) 0.5y+0.7=0.9 0.5y=0.2 hm... I get 2/5

i agree... check the problem. i got the same answer (2/5=0.4)

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