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What does “Normal” mean in the context of linear equations?

My summer packet has the question: "Write equations of the line through the given point a)parallel and b) normal to the given line: $(−6, 2)$, $5x + 2y = 7$" I had no problem with finding the ...
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How many solutions does this equation have?

The question is: how many solutions does this equation have? $$\frac {2x^3+1.6x}{x^2-1} = 7$$ I don't even have a clue how to approach this...
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Slope and intercept word problem [on hold]

In my example: $.5$ pounds of apples cost $\$5.00$ and $82$ pounds of apples cost $\$411.00$ How much does it cost for $37$ pounds of apples? I need a simple math formula for a program I am working ...
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Highschool Algebra: $n^2 = 18n$?

I'm beginning to get into maths outside of school and at the moment I'm refreshing myself on the basics which explains why this question appears to be so simple. I formulated this equation to find ...
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How to solve these equations?

How to solve these equations for a, b, c and x? I have the following: $ 2a+b+c = 1$ $a = (a+b)x + 0.25(a+c) $ $a=(a+c)(1-x)$ $b=a(1-x)+c(x-0.25)$ $c=b(1-x)+a(x-0.25)$ I tried, but ended ...
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Seemingly Simple Equation Question “Verify my solution please!”

"A container is $1/8$ full of water. After $10$ cups of water are added, the container is $3/4$ full. What is the volume of the container, in cups?" Ok, I wrote out an equation: $\frac{1}{8}V + 10C = ...
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if [a,b] is a subset of(c,d) what relationships exist between a,c and b,d? [on hold]

I want to know what is the relationships I couldn't figure it out???? if $[a,b]$ is a subset of $(c,d)$ what relationships exist between $a$, $c$ and $b$, $d$?
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Prove that from the equalities, $\frac{x(y+z-x)}{\log x}=\frac{y(x+z-y)}{\log y}=\frac{z(y+x-z)}{\log z}$ follows $x^yy^x=y^zz^y=z^xx^z$.

Problem : Prove that from the equalities, $$\frac{x(y+z-x)}{\log x}=\frac{y(x+z-y)}{\log y}=\frac{z(y+x-z)}{\log z}$$ follows $$x^yy^x=y^zz^y=z^xx^z$$. My approach : $$\frac{x(y+z-x)}{\log ...
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Can't figure out this basic algebra

Been a while since I did math but I'm trying to understand how they got the final equation in this step: http://i.imgur.com/Y09bqwT.png When I solve for P I get this: $$ P(t) = ...
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A plant can manufacture 50 golf clubs per day at a total daily cost of $ \$5423$ and $70$ golf clubs per day for a total cost of $ \$6,923$.

Assuming that daily cost and production are linearly related, find the total daily cost, $C$, of producing $X$ gold clubs Interpret the slope and $Y$-intercept of the cost equation. I have no idea ...
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Determine polynomial whose roots are a linear combination of roots of another polynomial

Let $\alpha_1, \alpha_2, \alpha_3$ be the roots of the polynomial $p(x)=x^3+5x^2+7x+11$. Find a polynomial whose roots are $\frac{\alpha_1+\alpha_2}{2}, \frac{\alpha_2+\alpha_3}{2}, ...
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Use the difference quotient to compute a formula in terms of h

Using the difference quotient: $\frac{f(x+h) - f(x)}{h}$, I need to compute a formula in terms of $h$, given $f(x)$ and $x$, ensuring that the $h$ in the denominator gets cancelled out. Given an ...
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Solving an equation with $\sin(x)$ in the exponent: $2^{\sin(x)} \cdot \cos(x) + 1 = 1$

Hi I need help with a trig problem: I have $2^{\sin(x)} \cdot \cos(x) + 1$, and I need this to equal $1$ between $x = -3$ and $3$. I keep going in circles with substitution, etc. Any help would be ...
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How do you solve these for Intersection Points [on hold]

How do you get the intersection points between these algebraically? $$\sqrt{4-y} = (y-2)^2+2$$
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math problem two possible values [on hold]

Find the two possible values of x that make the expression true. (2x – 6) (x + 5) = 0
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Showing for any real number $\lfloor a\rfloor+1>a$

This seem a simple proposition For any real number a $\lfloor a\rfloor+1>a$ For any example $\lfloor 2.9\rfloor=2$ $\lfloor 3.1\rfloor=3$ $\lfloor 4\rfloor=4$ I think this is obvious. Because ...
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Function that transforms the interval $[a,b]$ into $[0,1]$ [on hold]

Could someone please give me an example of function that translates the interval $[a,b]$ into $[0,1]$ I tried $\frac{x-a}{p(x)}$ and after that $x(x+b-a-1)+a$.
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I have 70 gallons of water at 660 ppm. I need to bring the ppms up using 30 gallons of water, what does my ppm for the 30 gallons need to be? [on hold]

I have 70 gallons of water at 660 ppm, I need to use 30 gallons to bring the ppms up, what ppm does my 30 gallons need to be at ? Trying to bring the ppms in the 70 gallons up to 770?
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Considering Units When manipulating system of Equations?

I few days ago I solved a problem on a website called brilliant.org, I can not seem to find the problem there anymore but I still remember it: Q: You go to a candy store to buy m&ms and ...
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Find the solution set of the equation $5.(\frac{1}{25})^{\sin^2x}+4.5^{\cos2x}=25^{\frac{\sin2x}{2}}$

Problem : Find the solution set of the equation $5.(\frac{1}{25})^{\sin^2x}+4.5^{\cos2x}=25^{\frac{\sin2x}{2}}$ where $x \in [0,2\pi]$ My approach : ...
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$n$-tuples of points of $\mathbb{C}$, identification.

Fix $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Forgive me if this is a very silly question, but how can I see that the set of unordered $n$-tuples of points of $\mathbb{C}$ can be naturally identified with $\mathbb{C}^n$?
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Find a Polynomial in $x-\frac1x$

Given that $x^n - (1/x^n)$ is expressible as a polynomial in $x - (1/x)$ with real coefficients only if $n$ is an odd positive integer, find $P(z)$ so that $P(x-(1/x)) = x^5 - (1/x)^5.$ To start, I ...
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Evaluate $\int \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x-1}+\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{x+1}} \ \mathrm{d}x$ [duplicate]

Evaluate $$\int \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x-1}+\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{x+1}} \ \mathrm{d}x$$ I tried rationalizing the denominator by twice multiplying, but it didn't do any good. I also tried trig ...
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Prove that $s(n-1)s(n)s(n+1)$ is always an even number

Let $n$ be a natural number, and let $s(n)$ denote the sum of all positive divisors of $n$. Show that for any $n>1$ the product $s(n-1)s(n)s(n+1)$ is always an even number. I calculated the sum of ...
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ASTC: Finding exact values of trigonometric functions

Our teacher showed us this really dodgy way of finding exact values by drawing up the 4 ASTC (all stations to central diagram) quadrants and making a right angle to the x axis. So how would I do a ...
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About a matrix identity.

In a document named as "The Matrix Cook-Book" I saw two expressions of which I do not get any clue how they are derived. For $n = 3:$ $\det(I + A) = 1 + \det(A) + Tr(A) + 1/2\ Tr(A)^2 − 1/2\ ...
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write an expression [on hold]

A word processor determines the width of the body of text on a page. The page is 11 inches wide and has two equal size margins of x inches on each side of the text. Write a formula that gives the ...
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Why does $e^{-x}$ approach $0$ as $x$ gets large? [on hold]

Why is it that $$\lim_{x \to -\infty} e^x = 0?$$ Context: College has started back up again and I like to understand the reasons why things do the things they do, rather than just memorizing. I'm ...
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Probability or Set

I'm really good at probability, but this time I seems like I'm not. My friends asked me a very tricky question, and I want to see if there's anyone who can find out the answer. Here's the ...
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Limit of $\lim_{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{\sin xy^2}{x}$ [on hold]

Limit of $$\lim_{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{\sin xy^2}{x}$$ I know (thanks to wolfram) it is equal to $y^2$, but i do not know how to show that.
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trying to solve $\sqrt{\cos(x)-2\cos(2x)}+\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)=0$

The equation is $$\sqrt{\cos(x)-2\cos(2x)}+\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)=0$$ The system is $$ \begin{cases} \cos(x)-2\cos(2x)=2\cos^2(2x) \\ -\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)\ge 0 \iff \cos(2x)\le 0 \end{cases} $$ The ...
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Find the limit of $\frac{x+y+\sin xy}{x^2+y^2+\sin^2 (xy)}$

Find the limit of: $$\lim_{(x,y)\rightarrow(+\infty, +\infty)}\frac{x+y+\sin xy}{x^2+y^2+\sin^2 (xy)}$$ I think the solution could be: $$\frac{x+y+\sin xy}{x^2+y^2+\sin^2 (xy)} \le \frac{x+y+\sin ...
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Algebra Problem: Division

Can someone help me with a problem involving the expression $$\frac{(2x^3-3x^2+b)}{(4-x^2)}?$$ The question is to find which values $b$ can be to simplify the expression, but I do not know how to ...
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$x(x^2-2)=0$, The answers are $x = 0, \sqrt{2}$, how do I get there? [on hold]

$$x(x^2-2)=0$$ The answers are $x=\sqrt{2}, 0$ how do I get there?
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Minimum of $f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{a_n}{x-b_n}$ occurs at extreme point?

Let $a_1,\ldots,a_n$ be real numbers and $b_1,\ldots,b_n>1$. Define $$f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{a_i}{x-b_i}.$$ Is it always true that $f(x)\geq\min\{f(0),f(1)\}$ for all $x\in[0,1]$?
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Changing equation to x equals

Im currently stuck on this equation I need to modify to be in terms of x $$y=-x^2+4$$ I got something like this which looks wrong $$x = -\sqrt{y+4}$$ First you would subtract the 4 from both ...
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Distance/Speed word problem

A train of length 300m can cross a pole in 8 seconds. How long will it take to cross a platform of length 600m. I can't seem to appreciate the very beginning. Crossing the pole implies that the time ...
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An 11-gon with complex numbers

Let $A_1 A_2 \dotsb A_{11}$ be a regular $11$-gon inscribed in a circle of radius $2$. Let $P$ be a point, such that the distance from $P$ to the center of the circle is $3$. Find $[PA_1^2 + PA_2^2 ...
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Geometric progression (compound interest)

"A man, who started work in 1990, planned an investment for his retirement in 2030 in the following way. On the first day of each year, from 1990 to 2029 inclusive, he is to place £100 in an ...
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Trying to solve $\sqrt{7-4\sqrt2 \sin x}=2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)$

The equation is $$\sqrt{7-4\sqrt2 \sin x}=2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)$$ We get the system $$ \begin{cases} 7-4\sqrt 2 \sin(x)=4\cos^2(x)-2\sqrt2\cos(x)\tan(x)+2\tan^2(x) \\ 2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)\ge 0 ...
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Months for the amount paid to be equal? [on hold]

If I take my pension now I can get $\$2,000$ a month. If I wait $12$ months I can get $\$2,500$. How many months will it take for the total amount paid to me be equal?
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Help with a progress bar algorithm for a website

I have a progress bar in a website that needs to be filled based on the number $50$. So at $50$ it will be $100\%$ full. The problem is that it starts at about $20\%$ then follows this pattern : ...
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Find all pair of cubic equations

Find all pair of cubic equations $x^3+ax^2+bx+c=0$ and $x^3+bx^2+ax+c=0$, where $a,b$ are positive integers and $c$ not equal to $0$ is an integer, such that both the equations have three integer ...
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Does the limit $\lim\limits_{x\to0}\left(\frac{1}{x\tan^{-1}x}-\frac{1}{x^2}\right)$ exist?

Does the limit: $$\lim\limits_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x\tan^{-1}x}-\frac{1}{x^2}$$ exist?
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Solving two equations with 2 variables

I am wondering if this equations can be solved by "a" and "b": b = 1 + 0.31*a a = c1 - c2/b c1 and c2 are constants, but change depending on some initial assumptions. One example of their ...
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Simplifying Cube Roots Containing a Square Root

I was doing a problem today, and arrived at the (correct) answer of $x^3 = 16000\sqrt2$ Obviously I want to simplify this further. My text book jumps straight to $x = 20\sqrt2$ with no explanation. ...
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Give the equations that are a tangent to the parabola $y = x^2 + 5x + 6$ and pass through $(1,1)$

I have been given the question: Give the equations that are a tangent to the parabola: $y = x^2 + 5x + 6$ and pass through the point $(1,1)$ I have tried two different methods for solving this. ...
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Is there an integer solution to $x^2+1978=y^2$

Is there an integer solution to $x^2+1978=y^2$? Don't know really how to approach this. Thanks
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Are these two expression equal?

My friend insisted that $(-1)^{(-n)}$ is equivalent to $(-1)^n$ for any number of $n$. A quick check in the Wolfram Alpha show ...
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Trying to solve the trig equation $\sqrt{3+4\cos^2(x)}=\frac{\sin(x)}{\sqrt 3}+3\cos(x)$

The equation is $$\sqrt{3+4\cos^2(x)}=\frac{\sin(x)}{\sqrt 3}+3\cos(x)$$ My solution goes like this $$ \begin{cases} 3+4\cos^2(x)=\frac{\sin^2(x)}{3}+\frac{6}{\sqrt 3}\sin(x)\cos(x)+9\cos^2(x) \\ ...