# Algebra Examples

Step 1
Simplify the left side .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Rewrite as .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify.
Move to the left of .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Rewrite as .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Move to the left of .
Multiply by .
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify.
Move to the left of .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Step 2
Multiply both sides by .
Step 3
Simplify.
Simplify the left side.
Simplify .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Move .
Simplify the right side.
Multiply by .
Step 4
Set the equation equal to zero.
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Subtract from .