# SOLUTION: -3(b-8)-5=9(b+2)+1 I tried -3b+24-5=9b+18+1 -3b+19=9b+19 -3b=9b

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 Question 380014: -3(b-8)-5=9(b+2)+1 I tried -3b+24-5=9b+18+1 -3b+19=9b+19 -3b=9bAnswer by jim_thompson5910(28536)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation. Distribute. Combine like terms on the left side. Combine like terms on the right side. Subtract from both sides. Subtract from both sides. Combine like terms on the left side. Combine like terms on the right side. Divide both sides by to isolate . Reduce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So the solution is Note: this is what you would have gotten if you continued. If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, feel free to check out my tutoring website Jim