Multiply each term in -|y|=5 by -1
Multiply each term in -|y|=5 by -1.
Multiply -1 by -1.
Multiply |y| by 1.
Multiply 5 by -1.
Remove the absolute value term. This creates a ± on the right side of the equation because |x|=±x.
Set up the positive portion of the ± solution.
Set up the negative portion of the ± solution.
The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
Exclude the solutions that do not make -|y|=5 true.
Solve for y -|y|=5