can this equation be solved for x or is it impossible?
x(y) + z + x(w) = t + t(y) + z + t(w)
trying to get to x = ...?
Hello, bdud!
can this equation be solved for x or is it impossible?
. . $\displaystyle xy + z + xw \:=\: t + ty + z + tw$
Well, we can subtract $\displaystyle z$ from both sides:.$\displaystyle xy + xw \:=\:t + ty + tw$
Now this situation arises quite often in mathmatics ... get used to it.
Factor: .$\displaystyle x(y + w) \:=\:t(1 + y + w)$
Divide by $\displaystyle (y+w)\!:\quad x \;=\;\frac{t(1+y+w)}{y+w}\quad\hdots$ . See?