# How do you solve 46= 2( b + 9)?

Jun 18, 2018

Solving for $b$ gives us $14$

#### Explanation:

So to solve this, we need to distribute the 2 on the right side of the equal sign before starting to solve for $b$.

So doing the distributive property gives us:

$46 = 2 b + 18$

Now, we subtract 18 from both sides which gives us:

$28 = 2 b$

Now we divide both sides by $2$ which gives us: $b = 14$