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Topic: solving for x
Replies: 3   Last Post: Feb 12, 2005 1:50 AM

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 junoexpress Posts: 123 Registered: 2/16/05
Re: solving for x
Posted: Feb 11, 2005 4:01 PM

Isn't 2 an answer? I mean, I plug in 2 into both sides of the eqn and I
get 2=2, which I know is true. Since the value x=2 leads to a statement
that is true (i.e. 2=2), it must also be a solution. So x=2 works.

No wait, isn't 3 an answer? I put 3 into both sides of the equation and
it also seems to work?

Isn't 5?

Isn't Pi?

Dang, I can't sem to find a value for x that doesn't work. Can you?

GL,

J

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Date Subject Author
2/11/05 junoexpress
2/12/05 Bob
2/11/05 Darrell