How do you solve this equation for y?

(4y + 7) - (4 + 3y) = 12

(4y + 7) - (4 + 3y) = 12

(4y + 7) - (4 + 3y) = 12

4y + 7 - 4 - 3y = 12 {removed parentheses, distributing negative sign through}

y + 3 = 12 {combined like terms}

4y + 7 - 4 - 3y = 12 {removed parentheses, distributing negative sign through}

y + 3 = 12 {combined like terms}

**y = 9**{subtracted 3 from each side}*- Algebra House*