# Thread: solving for a variable

1. ## solving for a variable

3/[(x-1)²] = 0

how do i solve this for x :/ i have no idea how to isolate x

2. Originally Posted by nuclear123
3/[(x-1)²] = 0

how do i solve this for s :/ i have no idea how to isolate x
1- I do not see any s !
2- If you mean x, Clearly, there is no any real number will satisfy it. Do you know why?

3. This cannot be solved for x, as it is impossible to have a fraction equal to 0 unless the numerator is equal to 0, which in this scenario it is not.

Think of it this way:
If $\frac{1}{x}=0$
if you times both sides by x:
$1=0$
This is not possible!

Edit: Sorry General, I had started to post before you had finished posting.

4. Originally Posted by nuclear123
3/[(x-1)²] = 0

how do i solve this for x :/ i have no idea how to isolate x
I guess an easy way to think about it is, what number can you divide 3 by to give you zero?