Rewrite.

Simplify by adding zeros.

Apply the distributive property.

Reorder.

Move to the left of .

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Divide each term in by .

Simplify the left side.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify the right side.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Solve for x a*(5-x)=bx-8