58⋅(b-4)=2

Multiply both sides of the equation by 85.

85⋅58⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

Simplify 85⋅58⋅(b-4).

Cancel the common factor of 8.

Cancel the common factor.

85⋅58⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

Rewrite the expression.

15⋅5⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

15⋅5⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

Cancel the common factor of 5.

Cancel the common factor.

15⋅5⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

Rewrite the expression.

1⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

1⋅(b-4)=85⋅2

Multiply b-4 by 1.

b-4=85⋅2

b-4=85⋅2

Multiply 85⋅2.

Combine 85 and 2.

b-4=8⋅25

Multiply 8 by 2.

b-4=165

b-4=165

b-4=165

Add 4 to both sides of the equation.

b=165+4

To write 4 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 55.

b=165+4⋅55

Combine 4 and 55.

b=165+4⋅55

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

b=16+4⋅55

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply 4 by 5.

b=16+205

Add 16 and 20.

b=365

b=365

b=365

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

b=365

Decimal Form:

b=7.2

Mixed Number Form:

b=715

Solve for b 5/8*(b-4)=2