Solve for y -2/y=-5

Math
-2y=-5
Multiply each term by y and simplify.
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Multiply each term in -2y=-5 by y.
-2y⋅y=-5⋅y
Cancel the common factor of y.
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Move the leading negative in -2y into the numerator.
-2y⋅y=-5⋅y
Cancel the common factor.
-2y⋅y=-5⋅y
Rewrite the expression.
-2=-5⋅y
-2=-5y
-2=-5y
Rewrite the equation as -5y=-2.
-5y=-2
Divide each term by -5 and simplify.
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Divide each term in -5y=-2 by -5.
-5y-5=-2-5
Cancel the common factor of -5.
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Cancel the common factor.
-5y-5=-2-5
Divide y by 1.
y=-2-5
y=-2-5
Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
y=25
y=25
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
y=25
Decimal Form:
y=0.4
Solve for y -2/y=-5

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