Posted by **Tasha** on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 6:54pm.

Use the ideas of additive and multiplicative inverses to solve the following equation:

–7y + 12 = –2

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 6:59pm
–7y + 12 = –2

-7y + 12 - 12 = -2 + (-12)

-7y = -14

y = 2

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**Tasha**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:13pm
Thank you Ms. Sue, for helping me with my problem.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:22pm
You're very welcome, Tasa.

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