Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises - Page 679: 76

Answer

$b = -8$

Work Step by Step

$-5b - |47 -7| = -8(b+8)$ $-5b - 40 = -8b - 64$ $3b - 40 = -64$ $3b = -24$ $b = \frac{-24}{3}$ $b = -8$
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