# Math Help - Solve for Y

1. ## Solve for Y

$-4y - 5/3 = 1/3y - 2/5$
Simplify as much as possible.

I'm having a bit of trouble with this. This is what I've got so far.

$-12y -5 = y -6/5$

$-y -y$
$-13y- 5 = -6/5$
$+ 5 +5$
$-13y = 3 4/5$
Is it correct?

2. ## Re: Solve for Y

It's almost correct (check the last part again: $\frac{-6}{5}+5=...$), I will rewrite it with latex codes:
$-4y-\frac{5}{3}=\frac{y}{3}-\frac{2}{5}$
You can also multiply all the term with 15, why 15? Because that's the LCM of 3 and 5.
Therefore you get:
$-60y-25=5y-6$
$...$