Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.6 Solving Equations - 9.6 Exercises - Page 669: 38



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $8.9=10.5+b$. Subtract 10.5 from both sides. $8.9-10.5=10.5-10.5+b$ $8.9-10.5=-1.6=b+0$ Therefore, $b=-1.6$.
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