# Indeterminate?

• Mar 15th 2006, 11:19 AM
Bethfor88
Indeterminate?
Find the values of x that makes (2x-1)/(x-5)(x+3) an indeterminate.

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• Mar 15th 2006, 11:29 AM
TD!
What do you mean by "an indeterminate" here?

Is it the function $\displaystyle \frac{{2x - 1}}{{\left( {x - 5} \right)\left( {x + 3} \right)}}$ and are you looking where it isn't defined? Check for what values of x the denominator becomes 0.
• Mar 15th 2006, 11:29 AM
Bethfor88
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Find the values of x that makes (2x-1)/(x-5)(x+3) an indeterminate.

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• Mar 15th 2006, 11:40 AM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bethfor88
Find the values of x that makes (2x-1)/(x-5)(x+3) an indeterminate.

Thanks Beth

Hello,

it's me again:

If this answer isn't sufficient, you have to explain in detail what kind of problem you like to solve.

Greetings

EB
• Mar 15th 2006, 11:43 AM
ThePerfectHacker
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bethfor88
Find the values of x that makes (2x-1)/(x-5)(x+3) an indeterminate.

Do you mean undefined? Undefined happens when you divide non-zero by zero, thus, $\displaystyle (x-5)(x+3)=0$ Thus, $\displaystyle -3,5$. Now indeterminate is when you divide zero by zero. But the problem is non of -3 or 5 make the numerator $\displaystyle 2x-1$ zero. Because, $\displaystyle 2(5)-1\not = 0$ and $\displaystyle 2(-3)-1\not =0$ thus, this fraction is never indeterminate. It is however undefined for -3,5 if that you were asking.