# Thread: Can any one solve this equation

1. ## Can any one solve this equation

Still Need HELP! Can any one solve this for "a" for the folowing values

a+((aex)/d) = ((cex)/d) + ((fex)/d) + b

a=?
b=14.3
c= -18.8
d=50.6
e=18
f=4.6
X=1

Thanks

2. to solve just plug the values and find unknowns

3. Do you think you could show me a worked example? as it is a long time since i have had to do something like this.....and i am uncertain as "a" appears in the equation twice.....

Thanks

4. Originally Posted by chemei
Still Need HELP! Can any one solve this for "a" for the folowing values

a+((aex)/d) = ((cex)/d) + ((fex)/d) + b

a=?
b=14.3
c= -18.8
d=50.6
e=18
f=4.6
X=1

Thanks
Plug in numbers into their variables.

a+((a(18)(1)))/(50.6)=(((-18.8)(18)(1))/(50.6))+(14.3)

Solve by inner-most parenthesis first and then outward.

a+((18a)/(50.6))=((-338.4)/(50.6))+(14.3)

a+(180/506)a=(-3384/506)+14.3