Type a math problem  Solve for a Steps for Solving Linear Equation
Use the distributive property to multiply by .
Combine all terms containing .
Divide both sides by .
Dividing by undoes the multiplication by .
Solve for b Steps for Solving Linear Equation
Use the distributive property to multiply by .
Subtract from both sides.
Add to both sides. Anything plus zero gives itself.
Combine all terms containing .
Divide both sides by .
Dividing by undoes the multiplication by .
ab-2a=3b
Use the distributive property to multiply a by b-2.
\left(b-2\right)a=3b
Combine all terms containing a.
\frac{\left(b-2\right)a}{b-2}=\frac{3b}{b-2}
Divide both sides by b-2.
a=\frac{3b}{b-2}
Dividing by b-2 undoes the multiplication by b-2.
ab-2a=3b
Use the distributive property to multiply a by b-2.
ab-2a-3b=0
Subtract 3b from both sides.
ab-3b=2a
Add 2a to both sides. Anything plus zero gives itself.
\left(a-3\right)b=2a
Combine all terms containing b.
\frac{\left(a-3\right)b}{a-3}=\frac{2a}{a-3}
Divide both sides by a-3.
b=\frac{2a}{a-3}
Dividing by a-3 undoes the multiplication by a-3.