How do you solve b/3-6=-2?

Oct 13, 2016

$b = 12$

Explanation:

$\frac{b}{3} - 6 = - 2$

1) Add $6$ to both sides :
$\implies \frac{b}{3} - \cancel{6} + \cancel{6} = - 2 + 6$
$\implies \frac{b}{3} = 4$

2) Multiply both sides with $3$ :
$\implies \frac{b}{\cancel{3}} \cdot \cancel{3} = 4 \cdot 3$

$b = 12$