y minus 10 is equal to the product of y and 8. Take this algebraic expression in 3 parts: Part 1: y minus 10 Subtract 10 from the variable y y - 10 Part 2: The product of y and 8 We multiply 8 by the variable y 8y Part 3: The phrase is equal to means an equation, so we set y - 10 equal to 8y y - 10 = 8y