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    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
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    Hello,
    Quote Originally Posted by erisse_satg17 View Post
    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 :
    [tex]\frac{1}{x}=\frac{1}{x-5}[/tex]
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