# Algebra Examples

Step 1

Add and .

Step 2

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Step 3

Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .

Step 4

First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.

Divide each term in by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Simplify the left side.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.

Divide each term in by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Simplify the left side.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify the right side.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

Step 5

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form: