# i need help solving this. can someone tell me how step by step without giving me the answer?

1r + 2b = 16. im trying to get my G.E.D and have no one to help me. thank you in advance

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- SumDudeLv 79 months ago
with 2 variables, and no other related formula/equation/expression there is no "solution." r + 2b - 16 = 0 is the best re-arrangement of the EXPRESSION ... RaBBitS

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- Bulldog reduxLv 79 months ago
First, decide what term you want to solve for. If you want to solve for r, subtract 2b from both sides of the equation. Or, if you want to solve for b, subtract r from each side of the equation and then divide both sides of the equation by 2.

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- SumDudeLv 79 months agoReport
Technically speaking, that is NOT a solution; just a re-arrangement of terms.

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- sparrowLv 79 months ago
You have to tell us what the question is.

Do you want to solve for b or for r?

It's impossible to solve both of the unknowns without more information.

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- InquizetifLv 79 months ago
Solve for r would simple be 16 - 2b

Solve for b would be

16 - r = 2b

b = (16 - r)/2

Member Kendra asked you NOT to provide the solution to the equation but only an explanation of how to arrive at a solution.

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