N Nickcercone New member Joined Jul 8, 2019 Messages 1 Jul 8, 2019 #1 Hello friends, I have the equation y = x^{2} - 2xm + z However, I’m having trouble isolating x. I need to rearrange so it’s in the form x = ???. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Hello friends, I have the equation y = x^{2} - 2xm + z However, I’m having trouble isolating x. I need to rearrange so it’s in the form x = ???. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 19,094 Jul 8, 2019 #2 You need to post the complete problem. Is the problem asking you to "invert" the given function y(x)? Please post the problem exactly as it was presented to you.

You need to post the complete problem. Is the problem asking you to "invert" the given function y(x)? Please post the problem exactly as it was presented to you.

Dr.Peterson Elite Member Joined Nov 12, 2017 Messages 5,067 Jul 8, 2019 #3 Nickcercone said: Hello friends, I have the equation y = x^{2} - 2xm + z However, I’m having trouble isolating x. I need to rearrange so it’s in the form x = ???. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Click to expand... You want to solve for x, treating y, m, and z as constants. This is a quadratic equation in x, so you'll have to either complete the square or use the quadratic formula. Give that a try.

Nickcercone said: Hello friends, I have the equation y = x^{2} - 2xm + z However, I’m having trouble isolating x. I need to rearrange so it’s in the form x = ???. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Click to expand... You want to solve for x, treating y, m, and z as constants. This is a quadratic equation in x, so you'll have to either complete the square or use the quadratic formula. Give that a try.