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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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Make k the subject.

1/n = (k^+p^2/hg)^1/2

I have k=(hg/n^2-p^2) as the answer. But the book solved beyond my final solution, and even had negative or positive sign in it.

please help me understand why its had that final answer, and as well how it came by the negative or positive sign.

Thanks in advance.

This is its final answer;

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

What comes after the k^?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Is this your starting point?

If not, please modify this Latex so we know what the question is.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I'd say it's:

Or maybe with k and p both in the denominator.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-08-04 10:40:32)*

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy,

I'm sure you are right so here goes:

Ebenezerson: That looks a bit like what you had. **But k is not yet the subject. ** We must deal with the square root:

Hope that is what you were wanting.

note:

You must not just invert all the fractions to get

Try with numbers:

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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The 'k' squared plus the 'p' squared are on one platform, which is over the 'hg'.

And all of them are in a square root sign.

Thanks.

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

What comes after the k^?

"equal to sign" and after the sign, there is a "negative or positive sign" which confound me much.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am curious, which answer did you like?

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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EbenezerSon wrote:

Make k the subject.

I had, k=(hg/n^2-p^2)

But the book has 1/n and a negative or positive sign after the "equl to sign", which is incomprehensible to me. Some help.

Please solve it and you will definitly come across what I mean.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is post #4 the right problem?

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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No.

the k squared plus the p squared are on one platform, all over "hg". That's all,

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Have you considered using codecogs? Then you would be able to latex the problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I'd say this is the problem:

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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Bobbym, I cant found them at the bottom of the open window. There are few that are found there.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is post #13 the form you want?

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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Yes, correcto perfecto.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The correct answers are:

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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the 'n' at the bottom carries a square why didnt you bring it?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sorry, I am not getting an n^2 just an n. I had Mathematica do that and he is never wrong.

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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If we take it from the start. the n has to be squared when the square root at the R.H is taking away.

By the way what is mathematica I am curious to know.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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But, when you clear k of the square, you will be taking a square root, which means n will lose the square.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, the n^2 will disappear.

Mathematica is a computer program that is smarter than 1001 mathematicians.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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square both sides

times hg

subtract p squared

square root

Bob

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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bobbym wrote:

Mathematica is a computer program that is smarter than 1001 mathematicians.

But just those 1001. The rest of the mathematicians are still smarter.

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