b+19=5b+3

Subtract 5b from both sides of the equation.

b+19-5b=3

Subtract 5b from b.

-4b+19=3

-4b+19=3

Subtract 19 from both sides of the equation.

-4b=3-19

Subtract 19 from 3.

-4b=-16

-4b=-16

Divide each term in -4b=-16 by -4.

-4b-4=-16-4

Cancel the common factor of -4.

Cancel the common factor.

-4b-4=-16-4

Divide b by 1.

b=-16-4

b=-16-4

Divide -16 by -4.

b=4

b=4

Solve for b b+19=5b+3