# Solve for y -6/y=8

-6y=8
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
-6y=8
Solve for y.
Multiply each term by y and simplify.
Multiply each term in -6y=8 by y.
-6y⋅y=8⋅y
Cancel the common factor of y.
Move the leading negative in -6y into the numerator.
-6y⋅y=8⋅y
Cancel the common factor.
-6y⋅y=8⋅y
Rewrite the expression.
-6=8⋅y
-6=8y
-6=8y
Rewrite the equation as 8y=-6.
8y=-6
Divide each term by 8 and simplify.
Divide each term in 8y=-6 by 8.
8y8=-68
Cancel the common factor of 8.
Cancel the common factor.
8y8=-68
Divide y by 1.
y=-68
y=-68
Simplify -68.
Cancel the common factor of -6 and 8.
Factor 2 out of -6.
y=2(-3)8
Cancel the common factors.
Factor 2 out of 8.
y=2⋅-32⋅4
Cancel the common factor.
y=2⋅-32⋅4
Rewrite the expression.
y=-34
y=-34
y=-34
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
y=-34
y=-34
y=-34
y=-34
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
y=-34
Decimal Form:
y=-0.75
Solve for y -6/y=8

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