# A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be

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• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:30 PM
jeffs24
A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
As the title says... trying to find N.

(N+6)/53 = 0

Thanks in advance!!

-Jeff
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:32 PM
coolge
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
N = -6
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:32 PM
Plato
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffs24
As the title says... trying to find N.
(N+6)/53 = 0

What makes $N+6=0~?$
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:34 PM
jeffs24
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
N cannot be a negative number
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:36 PM
jeffs24
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
wow... I didnt even notice my own typo till just now...

correction:

(N+6)/53 = 1

Sorry!!!!
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:37 PM
SMAD
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Ok so you will have 53=N+6 and what does N equal from that simple equation??
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:37 PM
jeffs24
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Im not at all asking this right....

(N+6)/53 = "the lowest possible whole number"

man its been a long day.
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:38 PM
MarkFL
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Multiply both sides by 53, then subtract 6 from both sides to solve for N.
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:39 PM
SMAD
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
look at what i said 53=n+6 and that gives you n=53-6 looks simply to me doesn't it?
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:41 PM
jeffs24
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
You all answered perfect. Thank you.

To add another loop.... N also has to be divisible by either 53 or 60.
• Dec 3rd 2012, 12:43 PM
MarkFL
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffs24
Im not at all asking this right....

(N+6)/53 = "the lowest possible whole number"

man its been a long day.

It depends on how the whole numbers are defined. I was taught that they are {0,1,2,3,...}, but in some contexts they are synonymous with the natural numbers {1,2,3,...}.
• Dec 3rd 2012, 01:07 PM
coolge
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
In a mathematical definition whole numbers are 0,1,2...
• Dec 3rd 2012, 02:10 PM
skeeter
Re: A simple one: (N+6)/53 = 0 I need to figure out what N needs to be
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffs24
You all answered perfect. Thank you.

To add another loop.... N also has to be divisible by either 53 or 60.

Please post the entire problem from the start. Also, proof your post by clicking on the Go Advanced button, then click submit.