Is this nonlinear equation solvable?

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In summary, the given equations are nonlinear and can be solved by substituting variables or factoring out x. This results in an infinite number of solutions due to the dependent nature of the equations.
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Substitute a=xy and b=xz and solve the linear system.

Another way you can do it is by factoring out x.
 
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It is giving you a solution,
[tex]
y=\frac{1}{5x}\qquad z=\frac{4}{5x}
[/tex]
In fact that is an infinite number of solutions, since [itex]x[/itex] is just a free-parameter. You get this because not all of your equations are independent. In other words, one of the equations can be written as a linear combination of the other two.
 

Related to Is this nonlinear equation solvable?

1. Can all nonlinear equations be solved?

No, not all nonlinear equations can be solved. Some equations may not have a solution or may have an infinite number of solutions.

2. What methods can be used to solve a nonlinear equation?

There are various methods that can be used to solve a nonlinear equation, such as substitution, graphing, iteration, and using mathematical software or calculators.

3. How do I know if a nonlinear equation is solvable?

A nonlinear equation can be solvable if it can be simplified or transformed into a form that can be solved using known methods. However, there may be some equations that are unsolvable.

4. Can a nonlinear equation have more than one solution?

Yes, a nonlinear equation can have more than one solution. This depends on the degree and complexity of the equation.

5. Is it possible to determine if a nonlinear equation has a unique solution or multiple solutions?

Yes, it is possible to determine if a nonlinear equation has a unique solution or multiple solutions by analyzing its graph or using mathematical methods such as the discriminant for quadratic equations.

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