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 Re: Complex roots   « Reply #25 on: Sep 27th, 2007, 12:34am » Quote Modify

on Sep 26th, 2007, 7:23pm, srn347 wrote:
 As already stated, you need to have all the n's answered. x would have to equal n-1.

I guess you mean x-1.

Sorry to tell you that, but your understanding of mathematics is a complete mess.
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 Re: Complex roots   « Reply #26 on: Sep 27th, 2007, 2:08am » Quote Modify

on Sep 26th, 2007, 7:23pm, srn347 wrote:
 As already stated, you need to have all the n's answered. x would have to equal n-1.
Perhaps you misunderstand the question. What is asked for is not a single value for x that works for all n; what is asked for is an expression which given any n, provides values for x that satisfy the equation.

on Sep 26th, 2007, 9:39pm, Sameer wrote:
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If this final attempt at explanation fails, I'll be glad to. So that should be in under a day.
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 Re: Complex roots   « Reply #27 on: Sep 27th, 2007, 4:46pm » Quote Modify

Oh individual values. Obviously the evens are already solved. Some exponents may have multiple solutions.
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 Re: Complex roots   « Reply #28 on: Sep 28th, 2007, 12:10am » Quote Modify

on Sep 27th, 2007, 4:46pm, srn347 wrote:
 Oh individual values. Obviously the evens are already solved. Some exponents may have multiple solutions.

srn347 - A complete solution was outlined in the first three replies to this thread. Indeed, there are multiple solutions: n-1 for every n.
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