Rewrite the equation so the variable is alone.

Solve to find the value of the variable.

16+y=11:(

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- March 15th 2007, 05:01 AMdiannavariable
Rewrite the equation so the variable is alone.

Solve to find the value of the variable.

16+y=11:( - March 15th 2007, 05:28 AMearboth

Hello, dianna,

to get the y alone at the LHS of the equation you have to remove all other parts (constants, other variables, etc.)

With your problem you have to remove the "16" by subtracting 16**on both sides of the equation**:

16 + y = 11

16 - 16 + y = 11 - 16

y = -5

EB