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.