Judy
GED question is 1 minus 5(y) equals negative 2 Hi Judy,
Think of the equation as a balance with equal weights on the two sides of the equal sign. You start with 1  5y on one side and 2 on the other. The goal is to move the weights around, all the time maintaining the balance, and end with only y on the left side of the equal sign and a number on the right. That is
To start, in the equation I don't want the number 1 on the left side so add 1 to both sides. This will maintain the balance and give 5y = 3 Now divide both sides by 5 to get Penny
