Precalculus Examples

Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Set up the rational expression with the same denominator over the entire equation.
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Multiply each term by a factor of that will equate all the denominators. In this case, all terms need a denominator of . The expression needs to be multiplied by to make the denominator . The expression needs to be multiplied by to make the denominator .
Multiply the expression by a factor of to create the least common denominator (LCD) of .
Multiply by .
Multiply the expression by a factor of to create the least common denominator (LCD) of .
Multiply by .
Since the expression on each side of the equation has the same denominator, the numerators must be equal.
Rewrite the equation as .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply each term in by
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Multiply each term in by .
Multiply .
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Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
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