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# Symbolic algebra

ⓘ Hint: This calculator supports symbolic math. You can enter numbers, but also symbols like a, b, pi or even whole math expressions such as (a+b)/2. If you still don't sure how to make your life easier using symbolic algebra check out our another page: Symbolic calculations

# Input equation, which you want to solve#

Parameters of the ax + b = 0 equation | ||

Coefficient a (just before x) | ||

Free parameter b |

# The solution of your equation#

The equation you entered | ||

Show source$2\cdot x+5 = 0$ | ||

The solution of the equation | ||

Show source$x = \frac{-5}{2}$ |

# The solution step-by-step#

I. We subtract free term (b) from both sides.

$2\cdot x+\cancel{5}-{\color{#ffff33}{\cancel{5}}} = 0 -{\color{#ffff33}{5}}$$2\cdot x = -5$

II. We divide both sides by coefficient standing just before x (a).

$\frac{\cancel{2}\cdot x}{{\color{#ffff33}{\cancel{2}}}} = \frac{-5}{{\color{#ffff33}{2}}}$$\begin{aligned}x& = \frac{-5}{2} = \frac{-5}{2}\end{aligned}$

$2\cdot x+\cancel{5}-{\color{#ffff33}{\cancel{5}}} = 0 -{\color{#ffff33}{5}}$$2\cdot x = -5$

II. We divide both sides by coefficient standing just before x (a).

$\frac{\cancel{2}\cdot x}{{\color{#ffff33}{\cancel{2}}}} = \frac{-5}{{\color{#ffff33}{2}}}$$\begin{aligned}x& = \frac{-5}{2} = \frac{-5}{2}\end{aligned}$

# Some facts#

**Linear equation**is an equation that can be presented in the form:

$ax + b = 0$where:

**a**,**b**- fixed parameters, these are numbers which**we know**,

**x**-**unknown**variable, this is the number we're**searching for**.

- To solve the equation, we need to find a number that, after
**inserting in the place of x**, will make the equation true. Then we say that the number**x meets the equation**or**x is the solution**of the equation. - When we're solving the linear equation, we're trying to get to the situation where the
**unknown is on the left**side, and the**right side**contains only**known numbers**. - The equation can be freely transformed by performing the
**same operations on both sides**e.g. dividing both sides by the same number. - If we have a linear equation in the form $ax + b = 0$, we can find a solution by following steps below:

- 1. We subtract the number b from both sides:

$ax + b - b = 0 - b$then we get:

$ax = -b$ - 2. We divide both sides by the number standing at x (a):

$\dfrac{ax}{a} = -\dfrac{b}{a}$then the number a on the left side can be cancelled:

$\dfrac{\cancel{a}x}{\cancel{a}} = -\dfrac{b}{a}$ - 3. We get a solution:

$x = -\dfrac{b}{a}$

- 1. We subtract the number b from both sides:
- Linear equation is also called the
**first degree equation**. The name comes from the fact that in the linear equation an unknown x exists in**the first power**. - You can find more about different types of equations by visiting our other calculator: Equation types.

# See also#

If you are interested in solving mathematical equations, check out our other calculators:

- Linear equation solver - see how to solve a
**linear equation**in the form $ax + b = 0$ step by step, - Quadratic equation solver - see how to solve
**quadratic equation**in the form $ax ^ 2 + bx + c = 0$ using the so-called delta scheme, - General equation solver - if you don't know which solving method should be applied to your equation, just give us the left and right side and we will try to solve it for you.

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