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solve the equation in the set of complex numbers. give only exact answers, not approximations... x^(-2)-x^(-1)=(3/4)

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  1. MoreForJoe
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    how would you go about with the negative exponents?

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  2. Arnab09
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    x^(-n)=1/(x^n)

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  3. MoreForJoe
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    then how would you get rid of fractions?

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  4. Arnab09
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    \[(2\pm 2\sqrt{2}i)/3\]

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    how'd you get that..?

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  6. Arnab09
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    solving the equation... :D

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  7. MoreForJoe
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    nice haha but im still confused on what to do after the x's are on the bottom part of the fractions

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  8. Arnab09
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    make the bottom part x^2 u will get like this: (1-x)/x^2=3/4 after cross multiplication, u can get a quadratic expression, solve that u will get the answer :)

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  9. MoreForJoe
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    ok so i got to the (1-x)/x^2=3/4 what do i do next? O.o

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  10. Arnab09
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    cross multiplication..

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    \[x^{-2}-x^{-1}=(3/4)\]\[\Leftrightarrow\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{x}=\frac{3}{4}\]

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    agree with dalvoron. Crossed multiply it and get x-x^2=3/4. then transpose 3/4 to the other side:)

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  13. MoreForJoe
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    am i supposed to get \[1\pm \sqrt{2}i/2\]?

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  14. Dalvoron
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    No need for complex numbers here.\[\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{x}=\frac{3}{4}\]\[\Leftrightarrow \frac{4}{x^2}-\frac{4}{x}=3\]\[\Leftrightarrow 4-4x=3x^2\]

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  15. MoreForJoe
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    thanks! i just use the quadratic formula and then get both answers :D

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  16. Dalvoron
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    Quite right, quite right. Regular factorising is possible also. What did you get as your solutions for x?

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  17. MoreForJoe
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    2/3,-2

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  18. Dalvoron
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    Correct, good job!

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  19. MoreForJoe
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    THANKS :D

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  20. MoreForJoe
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    i have a few more problem that i cant get -.-

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