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y = y -------This statement is always true.
y = 2y ------- This statement is only true when x = 0.
y = 2y + x -------- same as y = -x
y = 3y + x -------- same as y = -(1/2)x
y = 4y + x -------- same as y = -(1/3)x
and so on. It seems that the equivalent problem (if y = ay + x) equals y = (1/(a-1))x unless it is the first one.
Now here's where my brain pretty much exploded.
y = y^2 + x
When x = 1, y = ~-0.61803