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Find the value of b.
$latex b\;\; +\;\; 5 \quad=\quad 10$

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Use inverse operations to solve the equation for a variable.

Solution:
To solve the given equation for variable b, we use inverse operations.

Given equation:
b + 5 = 10

Now, subtract 5 from both sides and simplify.

b + 5 – 5  =  10 – 5

⇒         b   =   5

So, the value of b is 5.