Math Help - Can you solve this

1. Can you solve this

$4+5y= 39$

2. Originally Posted by prove not
$4+5y= 39$

first you minus 4 of the total answer
which leaves you 5y =35
then you divide 35 by 5
which leaves you with the answer of y equals 7

4. Originally Posted by prove not
$4+5y= 39$
$5y=35$
$y=7$

5. Originally Posted by roger federer
first you minus 4 of the total answer
which leaves you 5y =35
then you divide 35 by 5
which leaves you with the answer of y equals 7
There's no such thing as "the total answer".

You need to subtract 4 from "both sides of the equation".