## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$b = \frac{3}{5}$
$-2(b-4)-(3b-1)= 5b+3$ Applying distributive property, $-2b+8-3b+1 = 5b+3$ $-5b+9 = 5b+3$ Combine like terms. $9-3=5b+5b$ $10b = 6$ $b=\frac{6}{10}$ $b = \frac{3}{5}$