# How do you solve  8(3b + 1) = 4(b + 3) - 9 ?

Jul 12, 2016

$b = - \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

First, you can mutliply so that:

$24 b + 8 = 4 b + 12 - 9$

then you can separate similar terms:

$24 b - 4 b = - 8 + 12 - 9$

$20 b = - 5$

$b = - \frac{5}{20}$

$b = - \frac{1}{4}$