# How do you solve the equation: 11\12 + b= 5\6?

Jun 10, 2018

You subtract $1112$ from both sides.

#### Explanation:

This is because when you write

$1112 + b - 1112 = 56 - 1112$

you are not only subtracting $1112$ from the right side, you also just subtracted (or took away) $1112$ from the left side of the equation, essentially getting rid of $1112$.

You are then left with

$b = 56 - 1112$

Which, therefore, equals $- 1056$.