Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 12

Answer

b = 1

Work Step by Step

5 - 6(2 + b) = b - 14 Apply distributive property: 5 - 6(2) - 6(b) = b - 14 Simplify: 5 - 12 - 6b = b - 14 -7 - 6b = b - 14 Subtract b from both sides: -7 - 7b = -14 Add 7 to both sides: -7b = -7 Divide both sides by -7: b = 1
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