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Solve the literal equation for x.

 

ax + b + a (x+b) = b

 Nov 19, 2018
edited by Guest  Nov 19, 2018
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ax + b + ax + ab = b   subtract b from both sides

2 ax + ab  = 0

2 a x   = -ab

x = -ab/(2a) = - 1/2  b   

 Nov 19, 2018

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