Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Basic Rules of Algebra - Exercise Set: 50

Answer

$ 9b$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The distributive property states that for any real numbers a, b, and c: $ac - bc = (a-b)c$ Use the rule above to obtain: $14b-5b \\= (14-5)b \\= 9b$
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