Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-4 Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 106: 38



Work Step by Step

$.5b+4=2(b+2) \\\\ .5b+4=2b+4 \\\\ 4=1.5b+4 \\\\ 1.5b=0 \\\\ b=0$ We first use the distributive property on the right side of the equation to simplify. We then subtract by .5b on both sides. Next, we subtract by 4 on both sides. Finally, we divide by 1.5 to get that b=0.
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