Algebra Examples

Step 1
Rewrite as .
Step 2
Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .
Step 3
If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .
Step 4
Set equal to and solve for .
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Set equal to .
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Step 5
Set equal to and solve for .
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Set equal to .
Add to both sides of the equation.
Step 6
The final solution is all the values that make true.
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