18y-17=7

Add 17 to both sides of the equation.

18y=7+17

Add 7 and 17.

18y=24

18y=24

Divide each term in 18y=24 by 18.

18y18=2418

Cancel the common factor of 18.

Cancel the common factor.

18y18=2418

Divide y by 1.

y=2418

y=2418

Cancel the common factor of 24 and 18.

Factor 6 out of 24.

y=6(4)18

Cancel the common factors.

Factor 6 out of 18.

y=6⋅46⋅3

Cancel the common factor.

y=6⋅46⋅3

Rewrite the expression.

y=43

y=43

y=43

y=43

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

y=43

Decimal Form:

y=1.3‾

Mixed Number Form:

y=113

Solve for y 18y-17=7