Posted by **Emory** on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:20pm.

I don't know how to start this problem and it goes like this 6y2 = 7y - 5?

Can you please help me just to start it off

- Geometry -
**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:25pm
multiply 6 and 2, so it would be 12y=7y-5

- Geometry -
**Emory**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:31pm
ok so can you check my work if I did it correct

12y-7y-5=0

5y-5=0

y=1

- Geometry -
**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:37pm
It would be -1.

12y=7y-5

then you subtract 7y and you get:

5y=-5

then you divide 5 for both sides so you get:

y=-1

- Geometry -
**Reiny**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:38pm
look at the end of

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1252204085

- Geometry -
**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:41pm
wait, then is the 2 supposed to be an exponent?

- Geometry -
**Emory**, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:46pm
Yes i'm sorry for the misunderstanding

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