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  • 4 years ago

determine whether the given value is a solution of the equation. 1/x=3/x-1; x=2

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  1. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Did you try plugging it in?

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    do I have to set it to 0 first

  3. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    No. The problem asks is the answer is 2. So 2 is the answer if replacing x with 2 makes the sentence true. So replace x with 2 and see if the result is true or false.

  4. Mertsj
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    So does it work?

  5. anonymous
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    no I came up with 0

  6. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1327801781047:dw|

  7. Mertsj
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    Is that what you did?

  8. anonymous
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    yes

  9. anonymous
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    is that all I do

  10. Mertsj
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    So if you have $1.50 and you give me a dollar don't you have 1/2 dollar left?

  11. anonymous
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    yes

  12. Mertsj
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    |dw:1327801915755:dw|

  13. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Do you understand that? x = 2 makes the sentence true so it is a solution.

  14. anonymous
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    ok that makes more sense to me thanks

  15. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    yw

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