Can anyone please help me to solve this equation

(alpha)x+a×x=bHere

a,bandxare vectors and alpha is a scalar

I need a solution forx

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- Aug 7th 2013, 08:11 AMKristen111111111111111111Vectors
Can anyone please help me to solve this equation

(alpha)__x__+__a__×__x__=__b__Here

__a__,__b__and__x__are vectors and alpha is a scalar

I need a solution for__x__ - Aug 8th 2013, 01:30 PMBobPRe: Vectors
Take the scalar multiple of your equation, (call it eq(1)), with $\displaystyle \underline{a},$ and note that the triple scalar product is zero. Call this eq(2).

Take the vector multiple of eq(1) with $\displaystyle \underline{a},$ expand the triple vector product and substitute using eq(2). Call this eq(3).

Eliminate the vector product between eq's (1) and (3), and solve for $\displaystyle \underline{x}.$ - Aug 9th 2013, 05:54 PMKristen111111111111111111Re: Vectors
Thank you so much for ypur help I got the answer :)