That's a nasty eqn to solve.
Do you have to solve it by hand? I would use a computer software package like maple to solve this. It will solve it, if it can be solved!
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:
and I'm pretty sure it gave me really long solutions too, but now it seems to be giving the correct answer... I wonder if it was just running out of time before.
In any case, when I punch in the more complex one:
it gives me really long solutions for x and says "Computation timed out. No more results available."