# Precalculus Examples

Add and .

Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .

Set up the positive portion of the solution.

Divide each term in by .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Set up the negative portion of the solution.

Divide each term in by .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form: