Precalculus Examples

Step 1
Simplify the left side .
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Simplify each term.
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Rewrite as .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Multiply by .
Move to the left of .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Simplify terms.
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Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Move to the left of .
Rewrite as .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Add and .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Simplify terms.
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Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Multiply by .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Simplify terms.
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Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Multiply by .
Add and .
Simplify with factoring out.
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Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Rewrite as .
Factor out of .
Simplify the expression.
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Rewrite as .
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
Step 2
Multiply both sides by .
Step 3
Simplify.
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Simplify the left side.
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Simplify .
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Cancel the common factor of .
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Move the leading negative in into the numerator.
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify.
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Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply .
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Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Move .
Simplify the right side.
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Multiply by .
Step 4
Set the equation equal to zero.
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Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Subtract from .
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