Solve 7 - 5(y - 2) = 1 + 4y for y.

7 - 5(y - 2) = 1 + 4y

7 - 5y + 10 = 1 + 4y {used distributive property}

-5y + 17 = 1 + 4y {combined like terms}

17 = 1 + 9y {added 5y to each side}

16 = 9y {subtracted 1 from each side}

7 - 5y + 10 = 1 + 4y {used distributive property}

-5y + 17 = 1 + 4y {combined like terms}

17 = 1 + 9y {added 5y to each side}

16 = 9y {subtracted 1 from each side}

**y = 16/9**{divided each side by 9}*- Algebra House*