Solve the equation where a is an arbitrary real number. I have got a hint, set , but unfortunately that does not help me much.
Last edited by Sabo; Feb 10th 2010 at 07:26 AM.
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i think that it must be . Am i correct?
Doh! Yes, you are right. I have edited the post.
Originally Posted by Sabo Doh! Yes, you are right. I have edited the post. Now solve the quadratic equation
Originally Posted by Sabo Doh! Yes, you are right. I have edited the post. Ahaa! That equation is well know. Now, i'll give you some help: Let be then the equation transform to Multiplying by t both sides: can you finish it?
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...
now remember that
Originally Posted by Sabo 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... Remember that you are serching for x, no t. Remember that, if you have
Hmm... I guess that can be considered a solution? Or? If it is, can we simplify it further?
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