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-2b - 2(b+2) = -8 - (3b+8)
We start on the left hand side, distributing the "-2" term into the parenthesis, and on the right hand side, distributing the negative into the parenthesis:
-2b -2b -4 = -8 - 3b - 8
Now, we collect the like terms (terms involving b on the left hand side, and -8-8 is -16 on the right hand side)
-4b -4 = -3b -16
Now we add 4b to both sides:
-4 = b - 16
Finally, we add 16 to both sides:
12 = b
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