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# New Maths GCSE 9-1 Sample Question Confused?!

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1. (Original post by RDKGames)
Yes, at GCSE you are required to solve quadratics, but not for this particular question.

Since OP already has the answer spoilt for him, here it is:

and solve it from there without much fuss of a quadratic.

IF we are going with a quadratic like your's and get to the stage of we can simply divide by x and get .

Before anyone jumps and says that we cannot divide by x, well we can. Only because in this particular scenario otherwise the original equation wouldn't make sense due to division by 0.
So basically in any questions like this I can just move the x in the denominator to the other side?
2. (Original post by Locyce)
Ah, okay. Now i'm regretting losing all of that time at my GCSE Exam, but of course I did the easier old spec. This new 9-1 spec is going to be much tougher (though much more exciting)

Wait so can I just move the "x" in the denominator to the other side in any algebraic equation LIKE THIS ONE.

Also, if I move both the "x"to the other side will in not become ""?
3. (Original post by NothingButWaleed)
So basically in any questions like this I can just move the x in the denominator to the other side?
You're not "moving" anything around. You're multiplying both sides of the equation by x which causes the x's on the denominators to cancel.

4. (Original post by rdkgames)
you're not "moving" anything around. You're multiplying both sides of the equation by x which causes the x's on the denominators to cancel.

ohhhh!
Genius mate your an absolute genius!!!

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