How would you change, for example, the equation

1/x + 3/(x-1) = 101

into proportion? Class?

- Jul 6th 2009, 01:39 PMdomino2339Can a non-proportion equation be changed into a proportion? Class
How would you change, for example, the equation

1/x + 3/(x-1) = 101

into proportion? Class? - Jul 6th 2009, 02:06 PMpickslides
Im' not sure exactly what you mean but if you multiply both sides of the equation through by you get

then this can be simplified as follows.

- Jul 6th 2009, 07:18 PMAlephZero
Bit of an arithmetic error in the above answer, due to a sign problem...

Should be

whence

, then quadratic formula to solve for

Happens to the best of us, at least twice a day. - Jul 6th 2009, 07:25 PMpickslides
Opps!

then this can be simplified as follows.