Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.4 - Integrated Review - Linear Equations and Inequalities - Page 88: 19


$b = \frac{3}{5}$

Work Step by Step

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