# Simplification

• Apr 9th 2011, 06:18 PM
ffezz
Simplification
Hello I have a finance problem that i am trying to solve but i havent done algebra in a while and i seem to be failing pretty hard :)

So Heres the entire equation

0 = 19000 + 4000 - (1000x )(((2100)(37)+4000+19000)/(2100+1000x)

Simplified it to -23000 = (1000x)(200737/1000x) but i cant seem to collect my like terms. if you could simplify the right side explaining how you do it it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)
• Apr 9th 2011, 06:35 PM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by ffezz
Hello I have a finance problem that i am trying to solve but i havent done algebra in a while and i seem to be failing pretty hard :)

So Heres the entire equation

0 = 19000 + 4000 - (1000x )(((2100)(37)+4000+19000)/(2100+1000x)

Simplified it to -23000 = (1000x)(200737/1000x) but i cant seem to collect my like terms. if you could simplify the right side explaining how you do it it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

You made a mistake in there somewhere...

$\displaystyle 0 = 19000 + 4000 - (1000x )\frac{(2100)(37)+4000+19000}{2100+1000x}$

$\displaystyle 0 = 23000 - (1000x) \frac{100700}{2100 + 1000x}$

$\displaystyle 23000 = (1000x) \frac{100700}{2100 + 1000x}$

Can you go from there?

-Dan