anonymous
  • anonymous
7th grade math! I'll fan and medal! -y/5 = 6 What is the variable y?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
The first step here is to get the y variable alone on one side. You need to rearrange the expression.
pooja195
  • pooja195
Start by multiplying both sides by 5
anonymous
  • anonymous
beat me to it pooja

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pooja195
  • pooja195
\[\huge~\rm~\frac{ -y }{ 5 }(5)=6 \times 5 \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 30?
anonymous
  • anonymous
but you have to mutilpy or divide both sides by -1 to get the y variable alone
pooja195
  • pooja195
Correct and on the other sides the 5's would cancel -y=30 divide both sides by -1 (-y=-1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Wait it's not just -y, it has a negative sign next to the fraction. Not a specific number
pooja195
  • pooja195
You get the same answer either way :P
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh ok
pooja195
  • pooja195
So...what did you get?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-30
pooja195
  • pooja195
Good y=-30 well done :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks for the help!

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