Combine and .

Combine and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Combine fractions with similar denominators.

Subtract from .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Subtract from .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Combine and .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for y 1/12+3/8y=5/12+5/8y