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Kevin Karplus

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Re: Help solving equation
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 2:26 AM
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On 2005-10-04, HoMoon115 <homoon115@yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Q = 10L - 1/2000 (L)squared
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> Is it possible to solve for L in this equation?


Yes.

Assuming that the equation you meant to write was
Q = 10 L - (1/2000) L^2 ,
this is a standard quadratic formula and can be solved with any of the
techniques taught in Algebra 1 for solving quadratics.


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