# Precalculus Examples

Apply the distributive property.

Move to the left of the expression .

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Combine and

Raise to the power of .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of the expression .

Multiply by .

Rewrite as .

Reorder and .

A linear equation is an equation of a straight line, which means that the degree of a linear equation must be or for each of its variables. In this case, the degree of variable is and the degree of variable is .

Not Linear