8y-(4y+5)=23

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

8y-(4y)-1⋅5=23

Multiply 4 by -1.

8y-4y-1⋅5=23

Multiply -1 by 5.

8y-4y-5=23

8y-4y-5=23

Subtract 4y from 8y.

4y-5=23

4y-5=23

Add 5 to both sides of the equation.

4y=23+5

Add 23 and 5.

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 8y-(4y+5)=23