-2y-12=-8y-18

Add 8y to both sides of the equation.

-2y-12+8y=-18

Add -2y and 8y.

6y-12=-18

6y-12=-18

Add 12 to both sides of the equation.

6y=-18+12

Add -18 and 12.

6y=-6

6y=-6

Divide each term in 6y=-6 by 6.

6y6=-66

Cancel the common factor of 6.

Cancel the common factor.

6y6=-66

Divide y by 1.

y=-66

y=-66

Divide -6 by 6.

y=-1

y=-1

Solve for y -2y-12=-8y-18