# Precalculus Examples

Step 1

Step 1.1

To find the x-intercept(s), substitute in for and solve for .

Step 1.2

Solve the equation.

Step 1.2.1

Rewrite the equation as .

Step 1.2.2

Divide each term in by and simplify.

Step 1.2.2.1

Divide each term in by .

Step 1.2.2.2

Simplify the left side.

Step 1.2.2.2.1

Cancel the common factor of .

Step 1.2.2.2.1.1

Cancel the common factor.

Step 1.2.2.2.1.2

Divide by .

Step 1.2.2.3

Simplify the right side.

Step 1.2.2.3.1

Divide by .

Step 1.2.3

Set the equal to .

Step 1.2.4

Add to both sides of the equation.

Step 1.3

x-intercept(s) in point form.

x-intercept(s):

x-intercept(s):

Step 2

Step 2.1

To find the y-intercept(s), substitute in for and solve for .

Step 2.2

Solve the equation.

Step 2.2.1

Remove parentheses.

Step 2.2.2

Remove parentheses.

Step 2.2.3

Simplify .

Step 2.2.3.1

Subtract from .

Step 2.2.3.2

Raise to the power of .

Step 2.2.3.3

Multiply by .

Step 2.3

y-intercept(s) in point form.

y-intercept(s):

y-intercept(s):

Step 3

List the intersections.

x-intercept(s):

y-intercept(s):

Step 4