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Posted by **Lea** on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 7:13pm.

I have another problem!

4-2y=4y

I always get a bit confused if there's a minus sign in front of a number.

The book says the answer is 2/3

So what I first did was.

4-2y=4y

4=6y

which is 1 1/2, and wrong.?

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 7:22pm4=6y

divide both sides by 6

2/3=y

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 7:24pm4-2y=4y

4 - 2y + 2y = 4y + 2y

4 = 6y

Here you need to divide by sides of the equation by 6.

4/6 = y

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