Precalculus Examples

Solve in Terms of the Arbitrary Variable x
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Step 1
Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.
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Add to both sides of the equation.
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Step 2
Solve the equation for .
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Simplify .
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Subtract from .
Add and .
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Divide each term in by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Simplify the left side.
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Cancel the common factor of .
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Simplify the right side.
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Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
Step 3
Solve the equation for .
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Combine the opposite terms in .
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Subtract from .
Add and .
Add and .
Since , the equation will always be true.
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