# How do you solve (6\times 4) + b = 60?

Dec 5, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, execute the multiplication operation within the parenthesis:

$\left(\textcolor{red}{6} \times \textcolor{red}{4}\right) + b = 60$

$24 + b = 60$

Now, subtract $\textcolor{red}{24}$ from each side of the equation to solve for $b$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$24 - \textcolor{red}{24} + b = 60 - \textcolor{red}{24}$

$0 + b = 36$

$b = 36$