This is part of a larger example problem that I came across in reviewing. I can't for the life of me remember the identity or principle that would get one from the first form to the second in one step. Maybe it is not one step -- the authors of the textbook eliminated what they assumed one would see automatically? I realize this may be a stupid question, but it is driving me crazy. Anyone?
P.S. And thanks for writing out all of the steps so nicely! It helps to see each little adjustment.