2/3 = 5n-81/{([n-1]/4)^2 -10} What is n?

All help greatly appreciated (Happy)

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- Mar 18th 2009, 04:17 AMolliemanAlgerbra
2/3 = 5n-81/{([n-1]/4)^2 -10} What is n?

All help greatly appreciated (Happy) - Mar 18th 2009, 05:15 AMADARSH
- Mar 18th 2009, 05:21 AMstapel
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**formatting**is ambiguous; I*think*you mean the following:

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If so, then a good first step in**solving this rational equation**is probably to multiply through, to get rid of the denominators:

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Then collect all the terms on one side of the "equals" sign:

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Then apply**the Quadratic Formula**to solve for "n". Remember to check your solutions in the*original*equation, making sure that they don't cause any "division by zero" problems. :D