# How do you solve #\frac { 5- b } { 3} = \frac { 2b + 2} { - 4}#?

##### 3 Answers

First, let's clear the denominators:

Let's check our work:

Yep!

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

There is ONE fraction on each side of the equal sign, so you may cross-multiply.

#### Answer:

multiply both sides by each fraction's denominator, then solve for

#### Explanation:

What we will do is multiply both sides by the denominator of each side, thereby eliminating the need for fractions.

Starting with the left hand side:

Now, we multiply both sides by the denominator of the right-hand side:

Now, we'll re-arrange the equation so all of the terms related to

Finally, divide both sides by the constant