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    Materials algebra formula not working...

    This is what i've worked the formula down to .0617339901 = x / (1 - x) I know it seems simple but x should equal .058 and i just can't figure out how to do it....... Any help would be much appreciated..
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    Quote Originally Posted by study777 View Post
    This is what i've worked the formula down to .0617339901 = x / (1 - x) I know it seems simple but x should equal .058 and i just can't figure out how to do it....... Any help would be much appreciated..
    begin by multiplying both sides by (1 - x), you get:

    0.0617339901 - 0.0617339901x = x

    now get all the x's on one side:

    0.0617339901 = x + 0.0617339901x

    simplify

    0.0617339901 = 1.0617339901x

    divide both sides by 1.0617339901

    x ~= 0.058
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    Wow i feel dumb........ haha thanks so much for the help
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