ok so i have this problem.

So i know i should multiply both sides by the denominator then factorize then subtract , then use quadratic formula right?

But i keep getting mixed up , or maybe i am missing somthing. Can somebody please help me.

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- Jul 31st 2009, 05:17 PMel123Quadratic.
ok so i have this problem.

So i know i should multiply both sides by the denominator then factorize then subtract , then use quadratic formula right?

But i keep getting mixed up , or maybe i am missing somthing. Can somebody please help me. - Jul 31st 2009, 05:48 PMKasper

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To use the quadratic function, one side must be equal to 0. Did your question not include an equality? You can't find the value of x without having the function equal something (and if you did have any value instead of 0, you could bring it to the x side to get 0); Even if you simplify that down to the form , you don't know what that function is equal to, x could have an infinite number of possibilities. Otherwise I'd say your instructor wants you to assume it is equal to 0 and do as you are planning to. - Jul 31st 2009, 05:53 PMel123
yeah my bad i forgot , yes it is equal to zero.

- Jul 31st 2009, 05:55 PMChris L T521
See this thread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...-question.html

Turns out to be a very similar problem. - Aug 1st 2009, 06:03 AMstapel
- Aug 1st 2009, 06:35 AMStroodle
In case you haven't worked it out yet: