#### Answer

The solution is 6

#### Work Step by Step

-2b+5=-7 Subtract 5 from both sides
-2b+5 -5=-7 -5 Simplify
-2b =-12 Divide by - 7 on both sides
$\frac{-2b}{-2}$ =$\frac{-12}{-2}$
b=6
The solution is 6
-2b+5=-7
-2$\times$6+5=-7
-12 +5=-7
-7=-7