5 - 5y

eight and two y

8 + 2y

The phrase

*is the same as*means equal to. Set 5 - 5y equal to 8 + 2y for our final algebraic expression

**5 - 5y = 8 + 2y**

If the problem asks you to solve for y:

Add 5y to each side:

5 = 8 + 7y

Subtract 8 from each side:

7y = -3

Divide each side by 7:

**y= -3/7**