# Simple Algebra?

• Aug 26th 2009, 07:27 PM
Cesspit
Simple Algebra?
I am working on a Centroid Integration problem, and I am having problems rearranging a simple equation in terms of x. Can you have a look at this and tell me if I am going mad?

y = h/b (b - x)

should be x = b/h (h - y)

Is that right?

thanks to those who help.
• Aug 26th 2009, 07:38 PM
mikeyS
looks good...
• Aug 26th 2009, 07:45 PM
Wilmer
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cesspit
y = h/b (b - x)

I find it easier to "see" if these are posted this way: y = h(b - x) / b
• Aug 26th 2009, 07:49 PM
QM deFuturo
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
I find it easier to "see" if these are posted this way: y = h(b - x) / b

Or even better:

$\displaystyle y = \frac{h(b-x)}{b}$

You can always just click on the LaTex equations in anyone's posts to see the exact markup used to create it.
• Aug 26th 2009, 07:52 PM
Cesspit
Its part of a larger problem involving centroid of triangle by integration, Its probably best to leave it as $\displaystyle x=\frac {b}{h}(h-y)$
• Aug 26th 2009, 08:54 PM
Wilmer
You're missing the point Cess.