# Precalculus Examples

Step 1

Step 1.1

Simplify each term.

Step 1.1.1

Apply the distributive property.

Step 1.1.2

Multiply by .

Step 1.2

Subtract from .

Step 2

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 .

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