`y/2` + 5=12

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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Solve `y/2 + 5 = 12`

Isolate y by subtracting 5 from each side first.

`y/2 + 5 - 5 = 12 - 5`

`y/2 + 0 = 7`

`y/2 = 7`

Multiply both sides by 2.

`2* y/2 = 7* 2`

`y = 14`

The solution is y = 14.

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sid-sarfraz | Student, Graduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

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QUESTION:-

(y/2) + 5=12

SOLUTION:-

`y/2+5=12`

Take 2 as LCD and multiply it with 5 so that denominators are same, making addition easy;

`y/2*1/1+5/1*2/2=12`

`y/2+10/2=12`

`(y+10)/2=12`

Now we will cross multiply i.e., 2 of LHS denominator will be cross multiplied to RHS 12 of numerator, hence;

`y+10=12*2`

`y+10=24`

Subtract 10 from both sides as to cancel the 10 on LHS so that y value can be retained;

`y+10-10=24-10`

`y=14`

Hence the answer to this problem is 14.

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malkaam | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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y/2 + 5 = 12

To find the value of the variable y we need to isolate it,

y/2 + 5 - 5 = 12 - 5         Subtract 5 from both sides

y/2 = 7                

y/2 * 2 = 7 * 2                Multiply both sides by 2

y = 14 Answer.

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