# Math Help - Solving Quadratic Equations

Can anyone help me how to solve this very simple quadratic equation.
yeah, i knoe im dumb, lolz
i dont knoe what to do with the fractions and how to get a quadratic formula out of this...

1/x = 1/x-5
sorry i dont knoe latex still learning

2. Hello,
Originally Posted by erisse_satg17
Can anyone help me how to solve this very simple quadratic equation.
yeah, i knoe im dumb, lolz
i dont knoe what to do with the fractions and how to get a quadratic formula out of this...

$\frac{1}{x} = \frac{1}{{x - 5}}$
Nah, you're not dumb ! You need practice, that's all

Note that x cannot be 0 or 5.

Then multiply both sides by x(x-5) :
x-5=x

--> -5=0

so it has no solution.

why did you think it was a quadratic ?

Edit : wrap your equation in the math tags :
$$\frac{1}{x}=\frac{1}{x-5}$$