Simplfying function

May 2010
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where do I start by making this equal r. I have been trying for an hour. Can't figure it out. I don't need the exact answer. Just the simplfied answer.

\(\displaystyle 0=200 pi r+400 pi-2/r-200/( pi r^3)\)
 
Nov 2009
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Big Red, NY
where do I start by making this equal r. I have been trying for an hour. Can't figure it out. I don't need the exact answer. Just the simplfied answer.

\(\displaystyle 0=200 pi r+400 pi-2/r-200/( pi r^3)\)
\(\displaystyle 0=200 \pi r+400 \pi-\frac{2}{r}-\frac{200}{ \pi r^3}\)

\(\displaystyle 0=\frac{200 \pi^2 r^4 + 400 \pi^2 r^3 - 2\pi r^2 -200}{ \pi r^3}\)

So the whole thing =0 when the numerator =0,

\(\displaystyle 200 \pi^2 r^4 + 400 \pi^2 r^3 - 2\pi r^2 -200 = 0\)

...Which can be done by factoring and inspection, a computer, or long division.
 
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