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    can this equation be solved for x or it impossible?

    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 = ...?
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    Hello, bdud!

    can this equation be solved for x or is it impossible?

    . . xy + z + xw \:=\: t + ty + z + tw

    Well, we can subtract z from both sides:. xy + xw \:=\:t + ty + tw


    Now this situation arises quite often in mathmatics ... get used to it.


    Factor: . x(y + w) \:=\:t(1 + y + w)

    Divide by (y+w)\!:\quad x \;=\;\frac{t(1+y+w)}{y+w}\quad\hdots . See?

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