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anonymous

  • one year ago

WILL GIVE MEDAL AND FOLLOW.. PLEASE HELP!!! Kelly tells you that when variables are in the denominator, the equation one over two plus three over x equals three over four becomes unsolvable. Kelly explains, "There is a value for x that makes the denominator zero, and you can't divide by zero." Demonstrate to Kelly how the equation is still solvable and explain your reasoning.

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  1. Vocaloid
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  2. anonymous
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    Yes I got that but I don't know whats next

  3. Vocaloid
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    well, Kelly knows that when x = 0, the second denominator will be zero, but the equation can still be solved because x does NOT equal 0

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    our first step is to subtract (1/2) from each side

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  6. Vocaloid
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    then we can solve for x by cross multiplying, giving us x = 12

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    ohh I see...thank you so much! I understand now :)

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