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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071
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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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

Solutions

Chapter 1.5, Problem 36E
To determine

Solve the equations for a .

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 36E

  a=b(b+1)2

Explanation of Solution

Given information:

  a+1b=a1b+b+1a

Formula used:

Transposition of terms.

Calculation:

  a+1b=a1b+b+1aa+1b(a1b)=b+1aa+1a+1b=b+1a2b=b+1a

  2a=b(b+1)a=b(b+1)2

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