6y+12=2y-16

Subtract 2y from both sides of the equation.

6y+12-2y=-16

Subtract 2y from 6y.

4y+12=-16

4y+12=-16

Subtract 12 from both sides of the equation.

4y=-16-12

Subtract 12 from -16.

4y=-28

4y=-28

Divide each term in 4y=-28 by 4.

4y4=-284

Cancel the common factor of 4.

Cancel the common factor.

4y4=-284

Divide y by 1.

y=-284

y=-284

Divide -28 by 4.

y=-7

y=-7

Solve for y 6y+12=2y-16