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    "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.
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    Hello,

    Multiply the equation by 1.00171376961

    Then, solve...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roguefang View Post

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

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

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

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