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October 25th, 2017, 04:42 AM   #1
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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?
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October 25th, 2017, 05:01 AM   #2
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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.
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