Also, here's a totally off-topic question: Does y have any higher power than x when put into an equation? I was taught that usually x means 1. Or all they all just "letters"? No value until you know what it is?

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Also, here's a totally off-topic question: Does y have any higher power than x when put into an equation? I was taught that usually x means 1. Or all they all just "letters"? No value until you know what it is?

Thanks a lot!

The value of any exponent depends on the values that it is assigned. If it is just x and its values are all real numbers, then it can't get any "higher" (greater) than that.Does y have any higher power than x when put into an equation?

Depends. If you are just trying to solve for a certain variable in an equation you might not know what all the "letters" mean. But normally all "letters" whether they are constants, coefficient or variables all have a meaning.Or all they all just "letters"? No value until you know what it is?

I Hope this help somewhat.

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You cannotLadybug said:Quadratic equations multiplied to form linear equations: How is this done? I have some short points in my math book, but nothing is really explained. I know a quadratic equation is one that has x^2, but I need an explanation of how to get a quadratic to a linear equation.

At a guess, are you perhaps referring to "

I'm not sure what you're getting at here...? The degree on any variable can be anything. There is no limit on the exponents. :!:Ladybug said:Does y have any higher power than x when put into an equation?

Okay; whoever taught you that should be fired, and you should hire a different teacher/tutor, preferrably one with some experience in middle- to high-school mathematics. :shock:Ladybug said:I was taught that usually x means 1.

It seems unlikely that you'll be able to make good progress in

But, with diligence and by spending an hour or two a day with a qualified tutor, you should be caught up quickly. Good luck!

Eliz.

Thanks a lot to both of you for the answers! Yeah...well...I'm learning from a book, not a tutor, so it isn't somebody's fault. Just mine. And I

Thank you again! I appreciate all your help.