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  • y/2 + 16 = 32
  • When solving this two-step equation you would start with inverse operation.
  • What would you do first?
  • You would subtract 16 from both sides of the equation
  • y/2 + 16 = 32
  • - 16 -16
  • Correct!! So, when you subtract 16 from both sides of the equation you get 16.
  • What would you do next?
  • Oh! You would multiply both sides by 2?
  • y/2 • 2 = 16 • 2
  • y/2 + 16 = 32
  • - 16 -16
  • Correct! You would multiply by 2 because you would flip the equation y/2 to 2/1, the 'y' would turn to a 1.
  • When you multiply, the the two '2's would cancel out leaving you with just 'y'on the one side of the equation.
  • When you multiply both sides, you are left with y = 16. 16 equals 'y', you can check this by doing 16/2 + 16 and you will get 32!
  • y/2 • 2 = 16 • 2
  • y = 16
  • y/2 + 16 = 32
  • - 16 -16
  • y = 16 is the final answer to this 2-step equation!
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