Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Solve for x 5(b-x)=2b+ax