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October 31st, 2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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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
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October 31st, 2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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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.
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Re: Trcicky Algebra Problem

Thank you so much for your help!
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