Algebra 1

$b=-\frac{1}{2}\ or\ b=\frac{1}{2}$
$|b|=\frac{1}{2}\longrightarrow$ definition of absolute value $b=-\frac{1}{2}\ or\ b=\frac{1}{2}$ Check each solution. $|-\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}\checkmark$ $|\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}\checkmark$