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    Question 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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolaid2u View Post
    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
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    Sorry.

    Solve for x using algebraic methods.
    3x+5
    --------- = 0
    (x-1)(x^4+7)
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolaid2u View Post
    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
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    I understand! Thank you very much!
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