# Question #5ea24

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Start by combining like terms by adding

Divide both sides by

#### Explanation:

Whenever you're trying to solve an equation, it is always best to keep the variables on one side and the numerical values on the other side. So let's keep the b's on the left-hand side and the numerical values on the right, for this case.

Let's subtract

We've made a lot of progress. All we need to do now is move the

Lastly, divide both sides by

If you plug this into the original expression, you'll see that both sides equal: