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answer this. 5 - 4y + y - 1 = -23

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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
* Combine like terms: 4-3y = -23

* Solve equation:

4-3y = -23

-4 (on both sides of the equation) -4 = -3y = -27

* Divide by -3 on both sides: Y = 9

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- 1 decade ago
The procedure is:

5-4y+y-1=-23

1y+y-1=-23

2y-1=-23

1y=-23

1y over y =y

So, the answer is y=23

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- 1 decade ago
let's see, -4y+y equals -3y, 5-1 equals 4, so now the equation reads 4-3y=-23, so you move the four to the right, making it a negative four, so it'll be -23-4 which equals -27, divided by 3y, so it'll be -3y=-27 and try to make the y by itself so divide the negative three only, so it should equal 9

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- ChistiaŋLv 71 decade ago
5 - 4y + y - 1 = -23

5 - 3y - 1 = -23

4 - 3y = -23

-3y = -27

-y = -9

y = 9

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
i havent done this in a long time but i think the answer is

5 and 4/5ths

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