# Finite Math Examples

Step 1

Multiply by .

Step 2

Step 2.1

Multiply by .

Step 2.2

Expand the denominator using the FOIL method.

Step 2.3

Simplify.

Step 2.4

Simplify the expression.

Step 2.4.1

Move the negative one from the denominator of .

Step 2.4.2

Rewrite as .

Step 3

Step 3.1

Apply the distributive property.

Step 3.2

Apply the distributive property.

Step 3.3

Apply the distributive property.

Step 4

Step 4.1

Simplify each term.

Step 4.1.1

Multiply by .

Step 4.1.2

Multiply by .

Step 4.1.3

Multiply .

Step 4.1.3.1

Multiply by .

Step 4.1.3.2

Raise to the power of .

Step 4.1.3.3

Raise to the power of .

Step 4.1.3.4

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Step 4.1.3.5

Add and .

Step 4.1.4

Rewrite as .

Step 4.1.4.1

Use to rewrite as .

Step 4.1.4.2

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Step 4.1.4.3

Combine and .

Step 4.1.4.4

Cancel the common factor of .

Step 4.1.4.4.1

Cancel the common factor.

Step 4.1.4.4.2

Rewrite the expression.

Step 4.1.4.5

Evaluate the exponent.

Step 4.1.5

Multiply by .

Step 4.1.6

Multiply by .

Step 4.2

Add and .

Step 4.3

Add and .

Step 5

Apply the distributive property.

Step 6

Step 6.1

Multiply by .

Step 6.2

Multiply by .

Step 7

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form: