In this equation we need to first distribute the 5 and then get the y's to one side.

distribute the 5

subtract 5y from each side

combine the like terms

subtract 2 from each side

simplify

divide each side by -2

Now we check it:

Example 2

Solve for k:

We threw this one in here to keep you on your toes. At first glance it looks like all the variables are on the left side. However, when you multiply each side by k (to get the variable out of the denominator), there will be variables on each side.