Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

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