## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$.5b+4=2(b+2) \\\\ .5b+4=2b+4 \\\\ 4=1.5b+4 \\\\ 1.5b=0 \\\\ b=0$ 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.