(1/x - 2) = (3/x + 2) - (6x/x² - 4)

and

f(x) = √5x² + 3x - 1

and

xª + yª = zª

can anyone explain or run me through any of these :S i been up all night trying to do them

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- December 14th 2006, 03:28 AMNaifSolve and functions
(1/x - 2) = (3/x + 2) - (6x/x² - 4)

and

f(x) = √5x² + 3x - 1

and

xª + yª = zª

can anyone explain or run me through any of these :S i been up all night trying to do them - December 14th 2006, 03:53 AMtopsquark
CaptainBlack showed in your other post that the first one contains a contradiction, so something is wrong with it.

The second one is a function, not a question. What are you asking about it?

The last one looks similar to Fermat's Last Theorem, but other than that you again have asked no question about it.

-Dan - December 14th 2006, 03:59 AMNaif
first one, must be wrong then i saw the contradiction aswell but i thought id ask ... second one i have to solve for x ... and third one gotta make xª + yª equal to

zª and a has to be larger then 1 - December 14th 2006, 04:35 AMCaptainBlack
x^a+b^a=z^a,

let a=2, x=1, b=1, then the left hand side is:

1^2+1^2=2,

so let z=sqrt(2) which gives a solution.

But that is unlikely to be the question you were asked.

You won't get much help with questions expressed like these, as they are

there is more work in turning then into questions that in solving them. Not

to mention we are wasting our time, as our interpretations are unlikely

to be what you were actually asked.

In future try to give the question exactly as asked (which includes all

those inessential words like: show, find, solve, simplify, .. they do mean

something)

Also don't make multiple posts of the same questions, and don't delete

a question once its been asked, you are confusing the thread structure,

and wasting the helpers time.

RonL - December 14th 2006, 04:34 PMNaif
f(x) = √5x² + 3x - 1

I have to solve for "x"

Still am lost on how to do it tho its been a while since ive done it - December 14th 2006, 09:33 PMCaptainBlack
That still does not make any sense, what you have asked is for us to find the

point of intersection of an arbitary curve y=f(x), and the parabola y=√5x² + 3x - 1

which cannot be done without knowing something about f(x).

What your question probably asks is something like: solve f(x)=0, where

f(x) = √5x² + 3x - 1.

For what it's worth:

solve:

√5x² + 3x - 1=0.

This is a quadratic in x so we use the quadratic formula:

x = [-3 +/- sqrt(9 + 4√5)]/(2√5) ~= 0.305626 and -1.647267

RonL