Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Mid-Chapter Quiz - Page 115: 6



Work Step by Step

We need to get the b alone. Thus, we cancel out the addition by subtracting 11 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $1/2b=-8$. b is being multiplied by a fraction, so we multiply by the reciprocal, 2/1, to get that b=-16. We plug -16 in for b and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.
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