#### Answer

b = 1

#### Work Step by Step

5 - 6(2 + b) = b - 14
Apply distributive property:
5 - 6(2) - 6(b) = b - 14
Simplify:
5 - 12 - 6b = b - 14
-7 - 6b = b - 14
Subtract b from both sides:
-7 - 7b = -14
Add 7 to both sides:
-7b = -7
Divide both sides by -7:
b = 1