# SOLUTION: Hi, I'm trying to solve the equation below with distributive properties and a fraction 1/6 (y+42)-15=-3 Can you help? Thank you

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 Question 390456: Hi, I'm trying to solve the equation below with distributive properties and a fraction 1/6 (y+42)-15=-3 Can you help? Thank youFound 2 solutions by stanbon, jim_thompson5910:Answer by stanbon(57387)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1/6 (y+42)-15=-3 ---- (1/6)y + (1/6)42 = 12 --- (1/6)y + 7 = 12 --- (1/6)y = 5 ---- y = 30 ======= Cheers, Stan H. Answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation. Distribute Multiply Multiply both sides by the LCD to clear any fractions. Distribute and multiply. Combine like terms on the left side. Add to both sides. Combine like terms on the right side. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So the solution is If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, feel free to check out my tutoring website Jim