# Math Help - "Simple" Equation - Lots of problems!

1. ## "Simple" Equation - Lots of problems!

4.35612454329 + X/1.00171376961 = X

Sorry guys, just can't figure this one out, any help would be deeply appreciated.

2. Hello,

Multiply the equation by 1.00171376961

Then, solve...

3. Originally Posted by roguefang

4.35612454329 + X/1.00171376961 = X
Big numbers are just bothering.

Let $(m,n)=(4.35612454329,1.00171376961),$ the equation becomes

\begin{aligned}
m+\frac{x}{n}&=x \\
mn+x&=nx \\
x(n-1)&=mn \\
x&=\frac{mn}{n-1},
\end{aligned}

now back substitute.

4. Thanks guys, I appreciate it, makes a lot more sense now.