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July 17th, 2008, 12:12 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Simplify formula by removing bunch of constants.
Hi folks, I have two formulas, they have a lot of constants in them. How can I change them into one constant? here is what I have so far: vecA  VecB  * 0.012 * ( 1.2  ( p * 0.4 ) ) = Answer vecA  VecB Now I have been able to do the last part: 0.012*1.2  0.012(p*0.4) correct? 0.0144  (0.012 * p * 0.4) correct? 0.0144  (p * 0,004 correct? so now I have only two constants instead of 3. Can I even reduce this to 1 constant? how do i do that? But I have also a somewhat complexer formula: (vecA  vecB) * 0.8 * (1vecC)  = answer 1.2  ( p * 0.4 ) With this function I can't even get it to two :s One is considered not a constant so If i could do: 0.8 * (vecA  vecB) * (1vecC)  = answer (1.2 * 1)  (p * 0.4) If I can get that 1.2 in this fashion: 1.2 * (rest, so 1, p, 0.4 with some formula) then I can do 0.8 (vecA  vecB) * (1vecC)  *  > 0.8/1.2 will be one constant again 1.2 rest(1,p,0.4) Okay so can anyone help me with the first formula and can anyone help me with the second formula? 
July 18th, 2008, 11:13 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 21,026 Thanks: 2257 
In the first example, you need two constants, but one can be an integer: 0.0048*(3  p). In the second example, 0.8 2  =  . 1.2  p*0.4 3  p 

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