Precalculus Examples

Insert the values of and into the equation to find if the ordered pair is a solution.
Rewrite the equation as .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
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Factor out of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Subtract from to get .
Since , there are no solutions.
No solution
Since the equation is not true when the values are used, the ordered pair is not a solution.
The ordered pair is not a solution to the equation.
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