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    Quadratic help

    this is for working out partial pressures at equilibrium in chemistry i have this equation and am stuck on how to work it out.


     50 = \frac{2p^2}{p^2-0.5p+0.04}
    can someone please explain how to find p. I know how to work out quadratics im just lost of how to do it as a frac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy1 View Post
    this is for working out partial pressures at equilibrium in chemistry i have this equation and am stuck on how to work it out.


     50 = \frac{2p^2}{p^2-0.5p+0.04}
    can someone please explain how to find p. I know how to work out quadratics im just lost of how to do it as a frac.
    You can rewrite the above equation as
    50(p^2- 0.5p+0.04) = 2p^2
    Now simplify and solve the quadratic equation.
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