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The only way you could solve this is to set it equal to zero and then expand.

x^2/(x^2 - 0.26 x + 0.0168) = 0

If you don't have the equals sign it is not called an equation, it is called an algebraic expression. The equation has a left side, a right side and the equals sign. Therefore we do not have an equation. We have an algebraic fraction which cannot be simplified (even if you expand the brackets on the denominator)

Here is solution you needed......

Changes made to your input should not affect the solution:

(1): "0.14" was replaced by "(14/100)". 2 more similar replacement(s)

Step by step solution :Step  1  : 7 Simplify —— 50 Equation at the end of step  1  : 212 7 ——— - x) • (—— - x)) 100 50 Step  2  :Rewriting the whole as an Equivalent Fraction :

Subtracting a whole from a fraction

Rewrite the whole as a fraction using  50  as the denominator :

x x • 50 x = — = —————— 1 50

Equivalent fraction : The fraction thus generated looks different but has the same value as the whole

Common denominator : The equivalent fraction and the other fraction involved in the calculation share the same denominator

Adding fractions that have a common denominator :

Adding up the two equivalent fractions
Add the two equivalent fractions which now have a common denominator

Combine the numerators together, put the sum or difference over the common denominator then reduce to lowest terms if possible:

7 - (x • 50) 7 - 50x ———————————— = ——————— 50 50 Equation at the end of step  2  : 212 (7 - 50x) ——— - x) • —————————) 100 50   Step  3  : 3 Simplify —— 25 Equation at the end of step  3  : 23 (7 - 50x) —— - x) • —————————) 25 50 Step  4  :Rewriting the whole as an Equivalent Fraction :

Subtracting a whole from a fraction

Rewrite the whole as a fraction using  25  as the denominator :

x x • 25 x = — = —————— 1 25 Adding fractions that have a common denominator :

Adding up the two equivalent fractions

3 - (x • 25) 3 - 25x ———————————— = ——————— 25 25 Equation at the end of step  4  : (3 - 25x) (7 - 50x) ————————— • —————————)  (25 50 Step  5  :Equation at the end of step  5  : (3 - 25x) • (7 - 50x) ————————————————————— 1250   Step  6  : (3-25x)•(7-50x) Divide x2 by ——————————————— 1250Final result : 1250x2 ————————————————————— (3 - 25x) • (7 - 50x)

You could simplify it to:

x^2/(x^2 - 0.26 x + 0.0168)
by expanding the brackets on the denominator, but not much further than that.

yes its a algebraic equation it can be expanded if u want

It is an algebraic equation, you cannot solve it. the only thing you can do is to expand it.

This is not an equation, it is an algebraic expression hence it cannot be solved. The only thing you can do is expand the brackets. I believe this is not what you wanted to ask. :-) 