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# Precalculus Examples

Create equivalent expressions in the equation that all have equal bases.

Since the bases are the same, then two expressions are only equal if the exponents are also equal.

Simplify .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Multiply each term in by

Multiply each term in by .

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .