Simplify by removing parentheses Simplify 5(4 + y): Distribute the 5 to each term in (4+y) 5 * 4 = (5 * 4) = 20 5 * y = (5 * 1)y = 5y Our Total expanded term is 20 + 5y

Our new term is 72 + y = 20 + 5y

Simplify by removing parentheses Our new term is 72 + y = 20 + 5y

Group variables

Group our variables y and 5y subtract 5y from both sides y + 72 - 5y = 5y + 20 - 5y

Cancel 5y on the right side:

-4y + 72 = 20

Group constants

Group our constants 72 and 20. subtract 72 from both sides -4y + 72 - 72 = 20 - 72

Cancel 72 on the left side:

-4y = -52

Divide each side of the equation by -4

-4y

-4

=

-52

-4

y = 13

y = 13

What is the Answer?

y = 13

How does the Equation and Inequalities Calculator work?

Free Equation and Inequalities Calculator - Solves an equation or inequality with 1 unknown variable and no exponents as well as certain absolute value equations and inequalities such as |x|=c and |ax| = c where a and c are constants. Solves square root, cube root, and other root equations in the form ax^2=c, ax^2 + b = c. Also solves radical equations in the form asqrt(bx) = c. Also solves open sentences and it will solve one step problems and two step equations. 2 step equations and one step equations and multi step equations This calculator has 1 input.

What 3 formulas are used for the Equation and Inequalities Calculator?

One Step Equations (Division):
cx = b
x = b/c

One Step Equations (Addition):
x + c = b
x = b - c

One Step Equations (Subtraction):
x - c = b
x = b + c