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    Rewrite the equation so the variable is alone.
    Solve to find the value of the variable.

    16+y=11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianna View Post
    Rewrite the equation so the variable is alone.
    Solve to find the value of the variable.

    16+y=11

    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

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