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December 30th, 2018, 12:12 AM   #1
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How can we equate the expression
a+x(b-a)=b+a-y(a+b)
in such a way that we will obtain
1-x=1-y
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December 30th, 2018, 10:49 AM   #2
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How can we equate the expression
a+x(b-a)=b+a-y(a+b)
in such a way that we will obtain
1-x=1-y
HELP ME
Why do you believe that reduction is generally valid?
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December 30th, 2018, 11:02 AM   #3
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Why do you believe that reduction is generally valid?
He doesn't believe anything. He's just here to waste people's time.
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December 30th, 2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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How can we equate the expression
a+x(b-a)=b+a-y(a+b)
in such a way that we will obtain
1-x=1-y
Your problem makes NO sense!

That's NOT an expression, it's an equation.

Do you realise that 1-x = 1-y means x = y?

SO: WHAT are you asking?
Please post the ORIGINAL problem in FULL.
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December 30th, 2018, 03:20 PM   #5
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b = 0, a $\small\ne$ 0.
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