Algebraic equation, statement of the equality of two expressions formulated by applying to a set of variables the algebraic operations, namely, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, raising to a power, and extraction of a root. Such a number is called a root of the equation.

How do you solve for x in a fraction?

Multiply both sides by x so that x will be in the numerator. Multiply both sides by 3/7 to cancel out the 7/3. Cancel out 7/3 with 3/7 and multiply to solve for x. It’s easier to recognize cross multiplication when the numerators and denominators travel across the equals sign to multiply.

## What is the definition of an algebraic function?

An algebraic function is a function that involves only algebraic operations, like, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as fractional or rational exponents. There are many different types of algebraic functions: linear, quadratic, cubic, polynomial, rational, and radical equations.

## What is a transcendental function?

In other words, a transcendental function “transcends” algebra in that it cannot be expressed in terms of a finite sequence of the algebraic operations of addition, multiplication, and root extraction. Examples of transcendental functions include the exponential function, the logarithm, and the trigonometric functions.