# How do you solve 5.85b = 8.68 + 3.68b?

Jan 26, 2016

$b = 4$

#### Explanation:

We put together every term multiplied by "b":

$5.85 b - 3.68 b = 8.68$

$b \left(5.85 - 3.68\right) = 8.68$

$2.17 b = 8.68$

So, b is:

$b = \frac{8.68}{2.17} = 4$