Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Add to both sides of the equation.

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 .

Simplify the numerator.

Reorder terms.

Rewrite in a factored form.

Regroup terms.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Reorder and .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply by .

Multiply and .

Expand the denominator using the FOIL method.

Simplify.

Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.

Solve for b (2- square root of 3)a+(1- square root of 3)b=7- square root of 3