Solve for b |-5|=15b

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|-5|=15b
Rewrite the equation as 15b=|-5|.
15b=|-5|
Divide each term by 15 and simplify.
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Divide each term in 15b=|-5| by 15.
15b15=|-5|15
Cancel the common factor of 15.
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Cancel the common factor.
15b15=|-5|15
Divide b by 1.
b=|-5|15
b=|-5|15
Simplify |-5|15.
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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.
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Factor 5 out of 5.
b=5(1)15
Cancel the common factors.
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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

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