And how to work it out? 2+1/3t = 1+1/4t
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Originally Posted by ingyaningya And how to work it out? 2+1/3t = 1+1/4t If we try t=1 we see that it doesn't work: so it's not an identity
Original Problem: Find common denominators: Clear fractions: Distribute: Isolate your variable: Factor: solve for t: t = 0 or 12t-1=0 or
Originally Posted by mdhafn Original Problem: Find common denominators: Clear fractions: Distribute: Isolate your variable: Factor: solve for t: t = 0 or 12t-1=0 or 0 is not a solution since you'd be dividing by 0 in the original equation. @OP: For the equation to be an identity all values of t must work. For no solution then there must be no value of t.
Isolate your variable: img.top { vertical-align: 15%; } Subtracting 3t leaves +t on the left. 12t^2 + t = 0 t(12t+1)=0 t = 0 or -1/12 Drop 0 because the original equation has t in the denominator.
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