# How do you solve the equation #(b+4)/-2=-17#?

##### 1 Answer

May 13, 2017

#### Explanation:

We can undo the fact that

#-2((b+4)/(-2))=(-17)(-2)#

The fractions in the left-hand side can be manipulated to show that the effect of multiplying both sides by

#(-2)/(-2)(b+4)=(-17)(-2)#

#b+4=(-17)(-2)#

Note that

#b+4=34#

Subtract

#b+4-4=34-4#

#b=30#