|-5|=15b

Rewrite the equation as 15b=|-5|.

15b=|-5|

Divide each term in 15b=|-5| by 15.

15b15=|-5|15

Cancel the common factor of 15.

Cancel the common factor.

15b15=|-5|15

Divide b by 1.

b=|-5|15

b=|-5|15

Simplify |-5|15.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between -5 and 0 is 5.

b=515

Cancel the common factor of 5 and 15.

Factor 5 out of 5.

b=5(1)15

Cancel the common factors.

Factor 5 out of 15.

b=5⋅15⋅3

Cancel the common factor.

b=5⋅15⋅3

Rewrite the expression.

b=13

b=13

b=13

b=13

b=13

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

b=13

Decimal Form:

b=0.3‾

Solve for b |-5|=15b