# Algebra Examples

Step 1
Simplify the left side .
Step 1.1
Simplify each term.
Step 1.1.1
Rewrite as .
Step 1.1.2
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Step 1.1.2.1
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.1.2.2
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.1.2.3
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.1.3
Simplify and combine like terms.
Step 1.1.3.1
Simplify each term.
Step 1.1.3.1.1
Multiply by .
Step 1.1.3.1.2
Move to the left of .
Step 1.1.3.1.3
Multiply by .
Step 1.1.3.2
Step 1.2
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Step 1.3
Simplify terms.
Step 1.3.1
Combine and .
Step 1.3.2
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Step 1.4
Simplify the numerator.
Step 1.4.1
Rewrite as .
Step 1.4.2
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Step 1.4.2.1
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.4.2.2
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.4.2.3
Apply the distributive property.
Step 1.4.3
Simplify and combine like terms.
Step 1.4.3.1
Simplify each term.
Step 1.4.3.1.1
Multiply by .
Step 1.4.3.1.2
Move to the left of .
Step 1.4.3.1.3
Multiply by .
Step 1.4.3.2
Subtract from .
Step 1.4.4
Move to the left of .
Step 1.5
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Step 1.6
Combine and .
Step 1.7
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Step 1.8
Multiply by .
Step 1.9
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Step 1.10
Simplify terms.
Step 1.10.1
Combine and .
Step 1.10.2
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Step 1.11
Simplify the numerator.
Step 1.11.1
Multiply by .
Step 1.11.2
Step 2
Multiply both sides by .
Step 3
Simplify.
Step 3.1
Simplify the left side.
Step 3.1.1
Simplify .
Step 3.1.1.1
Cancel the common factor of .
Step 3.1.1.1.1
Cancel the common factor.
Step 3.1.1.1.2
Rewrite the expression.
Step 3.1.1.2
Move .
Step 3.2
Simplify the right side.
Step 3.2.1
Multiply by .
Step 4
Set the equation equal to zero.
Step 4.1
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Step 4.2
Subtract from .