Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises: 86

Answer

$b=-4$

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $-5=2b+3$. We can solve for b by first subtracting 3 from both sides. $-5-3=2b+3-3$ $2b=-8$ Divide both sides by 2. $\frac{2b}{2}=\frac{-8}{2}$ Therefore, $b=-4$.
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