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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Stewart + 5 others
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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.5, Problem 121E
To determine

Find the error.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 121E

Step 5th is containing error.

Explanation of Solution

Given information:

  x=1,Givenx2=x,Multiply by x,x2x=0,substract by xx(x1)=0,Factorx(x1)x1=0x1,Divide by x-1x=0,simplify1=0,Given x=1

In step 5thx1 is divided in both side of equation, as we know x=1 ,so x1=0

And as we know 0 can’t be divided in equation.

Hence, step 5th is containing error.

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