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Need help solving eqn: solve a=square root of 2b divided c

Postby greg50 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:18 am

Solve the equation for b:

a=square root of 2b divided c
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Postby stapel_eliz on Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:06 am

greg50 wrote:a=square root of 2b divided c

Your formatting is ambiguous. Is the equation any of the following?

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Or something else? Thank you! :wink:
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Re: Need help solving eqn: solve a=square root of 2b divided

Postby greg50 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:55 am

It is c. But it needs to be solved for "b". :)

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Postby stapel_eliz on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:02 pm

greg50 wrote:It is c. But it needs to be solved for "b".

So you need to solve the following for the variable "b":

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You can learn the general process for solving radical equations in this lesson and for solving literal equations in this other lesson.

The first step in this case is to square both sides of the equation. :wink:
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