# Precalculus Examples

To write a linear equation in standard form, move each variable term to the left side of the equation and simplify.

Move to the left side of the equation because it contains a variable.

must be positive, so multiply both sides of the equation by .

Multiply by to get .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Multiply by to get .

Reorder and .

Multiply by to get .