Having trouble with this equation.

Discussion in 'Math' started by BrainFog, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. BrainFog

    Thread Starter Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    This may not be electronics related but this is the best place I know to ask this question, plus it is a good excuse to try out TEX.

    I have just been brushing up on my maths and how to solve this question is alluding me.

    Solve \frac{10}{2x-1}-\frac{3}{x}=3

    That is it, I hope the TEX worked, I know that the answer is x=1.5 or x=-\frac{1}{3} but every time I try to solve it everything goes wrong and I don't even get close to what I know the answers to be, I have tried so many combinations and methods of solving it. Could someone please explain how it is done?

    Thank you
     
  2. someonesdad

    Senior Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    Multiply both sides by (2x-1)x and solve the quadratic equation.
     
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