# Algebra Examples

Step 1

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Step 2

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Step 3

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Reorder the factors of .

Step 4

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Step 5

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Step 6

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.