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EternalSummer247

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Is there ANY way to solve this and get a AND x?

3a+4x=70

I tried it through online calculators and the furthest they can simplify it is...

a = 23.33333333 + -1.333333333x

with no solution for x. Is it undefined?
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pskinner

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 Is there ANY way to solve this and get a AND x?3a+4x=70I tried it through online calculators and the furthest they can simplify it is...a = 23.33333333 + -1.333333333xwith no solution for x. Is it undefined?

It depends. Usually, x is a variable and the letter a is constant, so you can solve for x: 4x=70-3a, so x=70/4-3a/4.

Now, if both x and a are variables, then there are infinitely many solutions. Just use our equation plotting calculator, replacing a with y:

3y+4x=70

and you will see a line, and any point on the line solves the equation.
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