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Simplifying
16y2 + -12y + 2 = 0

Reorder the terms:
2 + -12y + 16y2 = 0

Solving
2 + -12y + 16y2 = 0

Solving for variable 'y'.

Factor out the Greatest Common Factor (GCF), '2'.
2(1 + -6y + 8y2) = 0

Factor a trinomial.
2((1 + -4y)(1 + -2y)) = 0

Ignore the factor 2.

Subproblem 1

Set the factor '(1 + -4y)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 1 + -4y = 0 Solving 1 + -4y = 0 Move all terms containing y to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-1' to each side of the equation. 1 + -1 + -4y = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 1 + -1 = 0 0 + -4y = 0 + -1 -4y = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 0 + -1 = -1 -4y = -1 Divide each side by '-4'. y = 0.25 Simplifying y = 0.25

Subproblem 2

Set the factor '(1 + -2y)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 1 + -2y = 0 Solving 1 + -2y = 0 Move all terms containing y to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-1' to each side of the equation. 1 + -1 + -2y = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 1 + -1 = 0 0 + -2y = 0 + -1 -2y = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 0 + -1 = -1 -2y = -1 Divide each side by '-2'. y = 0.5 Simplifying y = 0.5

Solution

y = {0.25, 0.5}
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