# How do you solve #-1/2(b+2)+3b=-1#?

##### 2 Answers

Work backwards combine like terms and solve.

#### Explanation:

The opposite of PEMDAS is PESADM

Start with parenthesis ( P there are no exponents E)

b -1

This is the result of the distributive property

Using the communicative property to combine like terms gives

Combing like terms gives.

Adding + 1 to both sides gives.

The result is

dividing both sides by 2 1/2 gives

The answer is

#### Explanation:

Let's distribute the

We can combine like terms on the left to get

Adding

Dividing both sides by

Hope this helps!