**Solving Equations:**

When an equation is given a value we can solve it. e.g **4y + 16 = 10**.

This means that when an unknown number **(y)** is multiplied by **4** and then **16** added it makes **10**. You have to find y.

To work this out, do the **SAME** operations (e.g. adding or subtracting) to both sides of the equation to get only letters on one side of the equals sign and numbers on the other.

Get rid of the **16** by taking **16** away from the left. Make sure you do the same to the right side.

So we get **4y + 16 –16** =

**10**.

*–16*This means **4y** = **–6**.

Now divide both sides by **4** so we just get y on the left.

This means **y = – ^{4}/_{6}**

**Your Turn:**

Q. Solve:

**2(x + 3) = 18****8 + x = 6 + 2x****8 + x = 6 + 6x**