I hope I'm in the right forum, since I'm trying to solve for x.
I have an equation with 6 variables (a through e and x):
and I need to know what x is in terms of the other 5 variables.
When d=0 and e=0 (which is sometimes but not always true):
I was able to solve for x:
However, when it's not true that d=0 and e=0, those addends throw me off (they make it harder to just square the sqrt's away). I find myself bumbling around back and forth, and I feel like there's some rule or simplification that I'm not applying.
Can anyone lend some advice?
I got this far and realized I don't know what to do: