## anonymous one year ago 12y-8 over -4? anyone?? We have to simplify the expression.

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1. anonymous

y=-2/12

2. DanJS

(12y-8) / - 4 or 12y - (8/-4)

3. DanJS

group multiple term numerator and denominator with parenthesis

4. anonymous

I meant 3y+2

5. DanJS

remember the properties of addition of fractions $\frac{ 12y-8 }{ -4 } = \frac{ 12y }{ -4 }-\frac{ 8 }{ -4 }$

6. DanJS

simplify both those fractions if possible

7. anonymous

ok

8. DanJS

(12/-4) *y - (8/(-4)) = -3y - (-2) = -3y+2 close

9. Drigobri

$\frac{ 12y - 8 }{ -4 } = \frac{ 12y}{ -4 } + \frac{- 8 }{ -4 } = -3y + 2$ If you want find the Y: $-3y + 2 = 0$$3y = 2$$y = \frac{ 2 }{ 3 }$$y = 1,5$

10. DanJS

You can not solve for anything, How do you figure you just set that = to zero?

11. DanJS

-3y + 2 nothing to solve , simplified

12. Drigobri

Hey my friend, i just said that if he want to find the Y, he can set -3y + 2 = 0 why you so angry? lol