How do you solve #-1/2(b+2)+3b=-1#?
Work backwards combine like terms and solve.
The opposite of PEMDAS is PESADM
Start with parenthesis ( P there are no exponents E)
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