27-y=-3(3y-1)

Apply the distributive property.

27-y=-3(3y)-3⋅-1

Multiply.

Multiply 3 by -3.

27-y=-9y-3⋅-1

Multiply -3 by -1.

27-y=-9y+3

27-y=-9y+3

27-y=-9y+3

Add 9y to both sides of the equation.

27-y+9y=3

Add -y and 9y.

27+8y=3

27+8y=3

Subtract 27 from both sides of the equation.

8y=3-27

Subtract 27 from 3.

8y=-24

8y=-24

Divide each term in 8y=-24 by 8.

8y8=-248

Cancel the common factor of 8.

Cancel the common factor.

8y8=-248

Divide y by 1.

y=-248

y=-248

Divide -24 by 8.

y=-3

y=-3

Solve for y 27-y=-3(3y-1)