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22 July, 04:31

5 + 1/7b = - 2

whats be and explanation

(don't get it cause its a fraction)

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  1. 22 July, 06:20
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    5 + (1/7) b=-2

    First subtract 5 from both sides. Our goal is to isolate b.

    5 + (1/7) b-5 = - 2-5

    (1/7) b = - 7

    Now multiply both sides by 7 because (1/7) * 7 = 7/7 or 1.

    7 * (1/7) b = - 7*7

    1b = - 49

    Final answer: b = - 49
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