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a friend gave me this equation and required that i solve it:

http://www.geocities.com/mazen_zone/Untitled.jpg

I could only solve it graphically and the answer was (x = 4),

so i wonder if there is an algebraic solution for it ?

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a friend gave me this equation and required that i solve it:

http://www.geocities.com/mazen_zone/Untitled.jpg

I could only solve it graphically and the answer was (x = 4),

so i wonder if there is an algebraic solution for it ?

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I don't think there is any way to solve it algebraically.

With such equations, it's easy to create them, while terribly annoying to solve without calculators to solve it numerically for you. I think your friend may have caused you a headache for laughs

With such equations, it's easy to create them, while terribly annoying to solve without calculators to solve it numerically for you. I think your friend may have caused you a headache for laughs

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I don't think there is any way to solve it algebraically.

With such equations, it's easy to create them, while terribly annoying to solve without calculators to solve it numerically for you. I think your friend may have caused you a headache for laughs

lol yeah i guess...thanks anyway.

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edit: Sorry I just realized that's a dumb idea. Yeah, I don't think there's any way to solve it analytically.

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Cheers

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maybe that's the only analytic way to solve it, but i don't know how to use this method

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matt grime

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If there isn't such a nice easy to spot idea, then the solution is almost certainly going to be nasty, transcendental and impossible to write down in any nice way, so don't bother to try.

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