Algebra Examples

Add and .
Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .
Set up the positive portion of the solution.
Divide each term by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Set up the negative portion of the solution.
Solve the second equation for .
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Multiply by .
Divide each term by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
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