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 December 29th, 2018, 11:12 PM #1 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Nigeria Posts: 73 Thanks: 2 Help me on simple algebra 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
December 30th, 2018, 09:49 AM   #2
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 Originally Posted by Harmeed 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?

December 30th, 2018, 10:02 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by JeffM1 Why do you believe that reduction is generally valid?
He doesn't believe anything. He's just here to waste people's time.

December 30th, 2018, 10:39 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by Harmeed 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

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

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

Please post the ORIGINAL problem in FULL.

December 30th, 2018, 02:20 PM   #5
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b = 0, a $\small\ne$ 0.

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