# Precalculus Examples

To find the roots of the equation, replace with and solve.

Rewrite the equation as .

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Check the middle term by multiplying and compare this result with the middle term in the original expression.

Simplify.

Factor using the perfect square trinomial rule , where and .

Set the factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

The solution is the result of .