Is it possible to solve this equation: x = x - 1?
Not in standard math. In abstract theory, though, x can be infinity and then the equation is valid. Infinity plus or minus anything is always infinity.
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Yeah, the best you could do with that in standard algebra is reduce it to 0 = -1, which… doesn't exactly work.
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It will make sense in coding where "X" is a variable number that needs to be decreased by -1. I agree that in regular math this has no answer except for infinity.
That’s right, Coder. In programming, it’s a value assignment calculation, not an equation. I wonder why this was even asked?
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