# math

posted by
**shanique**
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24= -2(b-3)+8

I suppose you want to solve

24= -2(b-3)+8

for b, am I right?

If so, subtract 8 from both sides to get

16 = -2(b-3)

divide both sides by -2 to get

-8 = b-3

then add 3 to both sides to get

-5 = b

then check the answer

24 = -2(-5-3) + 8 = 16 + 8