# Math Help - Solve for x.

1. ## Solve for x.

Could someone tell me how I would solve for x in this problem, please ? I'm stumped o_O...

1. 3x+5
divided by
(x-1)(x^4+7)

2. Originally Posted by coolaid2u
Could someone tell me how I would solve for x in this problem, please ? I'm stumped o_O...

1. 3x+5
divided by
(x-1)(x^4+7)
you can't solve for x if there is no equation. please provide the whole question

3. Sorry.

Solve for x using algebraic methods.
3x+5
--------- = 0
(x-1)(x^4+7)

4. Originally Posted by coolaid2u
Sorry.

Solve for x using algebraic methods.
3x+5
--------- = 0
(x-1)(x^4+7)
a rational function (that is, a function that is a fraction) is zero when the numerator is zero (provided the denominator isn't zero at the same time)

so your problem simplifies to solving: 3x + 5 = 0

i leave the details to you

5. I understand! Thank you very much!