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Long Division with Variables

TKline007

New member
Mar 27, 2012
1
I am trying to solve the following problem:

$$(\sqrt{x} + \delta)/x$$

Using long division, I get:

$$\sqrt{x}$$

On top and I end up with

$$-\delta\sqrt{x}$$

On the bottom and am unsure how to proceed from there? I'm sorry I can't write out all my work out as I'm not sure how I could format it properly with LaTeX. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

skeeter

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Mar 1, 2012
748
I am trying to solve the following problem:

$$(\sqrt{x} + \delta)/x$$

Using long division, I get:

$$\sqrt{x}$$

On top and I end up with

$$-\delta\sqrt{x}$$

On the bottom and am unsure how to proceed from there? I'm sorry I can't write out all my work out as I'm not sure how I could format it properly with LaTeX. Any advice would be appreciated.
what exactly is the problem you are working on that involves the quotient [tex]\frac{\sqrt{x} + \delta}{x}[/tex] ?

division (not long) yields [tex]\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}} + \frac{\delta}{x}[/tex], and offers nothing more simple than what you started with ...