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    Distance equation

    This equation is probably really simple, but I am just having problems because of the units. What is the correct way to solve this problem?

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    Re: Distance equation

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow236 View Post
    This equation is probably really simple, but I am just having problems because of the units. What is the correct way to solve this problem?

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    Thank you for your help. (I'm sorry for the small image.. I'm not sure how to make it bigger... You can click on it to enlarge it)
    Plug'n'chug. As to the units the variable d is not a distance, which would have units m. In the problem d has the units m^2/s. I think that the problem is simply calling it a "d" (since a, b, and c are being used), not a distance.

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    Re: Distance equation

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    Re: Distance equation

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    Okay, got it. It helped that you walked me through the steps. Thank you very much!
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