Simple Algebra Question

• May 6th 2010, 08:14 PM
mikenice69
Simple Algebra Question
Hello Folks,

I am in need to figure this formula out. I will put it in the simplest terms:

Original Formula as noted:
y = (a * b/c * d) - e * f

If I were to enter it in to the computer as this:

y = ((a * b)/(c * d)) - (e * f)

it gives me different results.

1. Could you please advice me on how to separate the original formula with parenthesis?

2. Considering I have all the value's except f, how would I solve for f?

• May 6th 2010, 08:19 PM
pickslides
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenice69

Original Formula as noted:
y = (a * b/c * d) - e * f

If I were to enter it in to the computer as this:

y = ((a * b)/(c * d)) - (e * f)

it gives me different results.

Of course it does, as these are different equations.

Which one is yours? What are the values for $y,b,a,c,e,d$ ?
• May 6th 2010, 08:21 PM
mikenice69
First one is the original. Let me PM you how exactly it was noted in the book...If you don't mind
• May 6th 2010, 08:26 PM
pickslides
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenice69
First one is the original. Let me PM you how exactly it was noted in the book...If you don't mind

It is preffered you post it in this thread.
• May 6th 2010, 08:31 PM
mikenice69
Oh ok.

Lets say I have this:
y = (15*5.14/42*120) - .015*X

1. How would you further sperate this with parenthesis?

2. How you I solve for X when y is known?

Thanks again.
• May 6th 2010, 08:57 PM
pickslides
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenice69

1. How would you further sperate this with parenthesis?

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenice69

2. How you I solve for X when y is known?

y = (15*5.14/42*120) - .015*X

y - (15*5.14/42*120) = - .015*X

(y - (15*5.14/42*120))/(- .015) = X
• May 6th 2010, 09:00 PM
mikenice69
Oh thank you!