# Precalculus Examples

Step 1

Rewrite the equation as .

Step 2

Step 2.1

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Step 2.2

Subtract from .

Step 3

Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .

Step 4

Plus or minus is .

Step 5

Step 5.1

Divide each term in by .

Step 5.2

Simplify the left side.

Step 5.2.1

Cancel the common factor of .

Step 5.2.1.1

Cancel the common factor.

Step 5.2.1.2

Divide by .

Step 5.3

Simplify the right side.

Step 5.3.1

Divide by .