Simplify each term.

Combine and .

Move to the left of .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Simplify terms.

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Simplify the expression.

Move to the left of .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Rewrite as .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for b -5/3b-2b=11/9