# Finite Math Examples

,

Step 1

Replace the function designators with the actual functions in .

Step 2

Step 2.1

Simplify by multiplying through.

Step 2.1.1

Apply the distributive property.

Step 2.1.2

Reorder.

Step 2.1.2.1

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Step 2.1.2.2

Move to the left of .

Step 2.2

Simplify each term.

Step 2.2.1

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Step 2.2.1.1

Move .

Step 2.2.1.2

Multiply by .

Step 2.2.1.2.1

Raise to the power of .

Step 2.2.1.2.2

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Step 2.2.1.3

Add and .

Step 2.2.2

Rewrite as .