Simplify each term.

Combine and .

Combine and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Use the quadratic formula to find the solutions.

Substitute the values , , and into the quadratic formula and solve for .

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical.

Multiply by .

Simplify .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve Using the Quadratic Formula 1/12x^2-1/6x=1