# I don't understand this math question, can someone explain it?              0.6(y + 3)=4.8

This is an equation which needs to be solved for y.  To solve the equation, we need to do the same thing to both sides in order to isolate y, or leave y on the left side and bring everything else to the other sides.

In this equation, on the...

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This is an equation which needs to be solved for y.  To solve the equation, we need to do the same thing to both sides in order to isolate y, or leave y on the left side and bring everything else to the other sides.

In this equation, on the left side we have 0.6 times (y + 3), so we might start by isolating parenthesis and dividing both sides of the equation by 0.6:

`(0.6(y+3))/0.6 = 4.8/0.6`

Now we have to perform the division of decimals on the right side. To do this, both top and bottom of 4.8/0.6 can be multiplied by 10, which moves the decimal point to the right in both numbers:

`4.8/0.6 = 48/6=8`

So we have y + 3 = 8. Now we can subtract 3 from both sides and get

y = 5.

The answer is y = 5.

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