Solve the equation where a is an arbitrary real number.

I have got a hint, set , but unfortunately that does not help me much.

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- Feb 10th 2010, 06:10 AMSaboNeed help with a basic equation
Solve the equation where a is an arbitrary real number.

I have got a hint, set , but unfortunately that does not help me much. - Feb 10th 2010, 06:18 AMfelper
i think that it must be . Am i correct?

- Feb 10th 2010, 06:26 AMSabo
Doh! Yes, you are right. I have edited the post.

- Feb 10th 2010, 06:28 AMdanielomalmsteen
- Feb 10th 2010, 06:28 AMfelper
- Feb 10th 2010, 06:48 AMSabo
Well, I guess it would go something along the lines of

For some reason I don't think that's the end of it though... - Feb 10th 2010, 06:52 AMdanielomalmsteen
now remember that

- Feb 10th 2010, 06:53 AMfelper
- Feb 10th 2010, 07:21 AMSabo
Hmm...

I guess that can be considered a solution? Or? If it is, can we simplify it further?