# How do you solve  5b + 6 - 6b + 2 = 19?

Jul 24, 2015

Group and combine terms with equal exponents for $b$ and use standard arithmetic equation operations to obtain
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$b = - 11$

#### Explanation:

$5 b + 6 - 6 b + 2 = 19$

$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$5 b - 6 b + 6 + 2 = 19$

$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$- b = 11$

$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$b = - 11$