SolveĀ `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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