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 October 25th, 2017, 03:42 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2017 From: The Netherlands Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 a=-5(5B-5) Hi guys, i was wondering how i would go on about solving this: $\displaystyle a=-5(5B-5)$ Is this solvable?
 October 25th, 2017, 04:01 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 Yes, of course. That's a simple linear equation. To solve for B, you have to "unwrap" B, undoing what has been done to it. Seeing that "-5" on the right, divide both sides by -5: -a/5= 5B- 5. Add 5 to both sides: 5- a/5= 5B Finally, divide both sides by 5: B= 1- a/25. Thanks from topsquark and MathRookie

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