California Algebra 2, 2007
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 PAGE: 22 SET: Exercises PROBLEM: 33

The given equation is

(Apply distributive property: )

(Multiply: )

According to subtraction property of equality: Subtract 4b from each side.

(Apply commutative property of addition: a + b = b + a)

(Subtract: )

According to subtraction property of equality: Subtract 6 from each side.

(Subtract: )

According to divison property of equality: Divide each side by nagative 2.

(Cancel common terms and flip the symbol)

(Divide: )

Verify:-

To check the solution, substitute  in .

(Substitute  b=4)

(Multiply: )

(Subtract: )

Compare the values, the equation is true. The solution is

The value of b is .

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