Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Combine and .

Move to the left of .

Multiply .

Combine and .

Multiply by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Factor by grouping.

For a polynomial of the form , rewrite the middle term as a sum of two terms whose product is and whose sum is .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as plus

Apply the distributive property.

Factor out the greatest common factor from each group.

Group the first two terms and the last two terms.

Factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) from each group.

Factor the polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

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 .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Multiply by .

The final answer is the combination of both solutions.

Apply the Quadratic Formula (x-3)(x+11/4)