# Calculus Examples

Rewrite the equation as .
Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .
Set up the positive portion of the solution.
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by to get .
Set up the negative portion of the solution.
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by to get .
The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.