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October 31st, 2010, 09:57 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 32 Thanks: 0  Tricky Algebra Problem
Havig hard time solving this tricky algebra problem. Any help is much appreciated.... If n is a natural number, solve the below equation for n: (5/n + n/17)/(3/11  n/89) = 224191/27540 
October 31st, 2010, 11:00 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,163 Thanks: 472 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Tricky Algebra Problem Multiply LHS by and factor RHS Multiply through by Cross multiply. Add to both sides. Factor. The root is not a natural number, but the root is. 
October 31st, 2010, 02:01 PM  #3 
Member Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 32 Thanks: 0  Re: Trcicky Algebra Problem
Thank you so much for your help!


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