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November 16th, 2013, 03:52 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2013 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Help Rearranging an Equation
Hi Guys, I have been trying to rearrange this equation, but I am having trouble with quarter fraction A = (4d/(p1p2))^1/4 I would like to be able to rewrite the equation so it the subject is d I struggle with the 1/4, when or how to deal with it. Any help would be great, thanks very much. 
November 16th, 2013, 04:29 PM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,372 Thanks: 233  Re: Help Rearranging an Equation Quote:
1) Raise both sides to the 4th power 2) Multiply both sides by (p1  p2) 3) Divide both sides by 4 Here's what it looks like And we are done! You can eliminate fractional exponents, like 1/4, by raising both sides of the equation to the RECIPROCAL power, in this case 4.  
November 16th, 2013, 09:10 PM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Re: Help Rearranging an Equation Quote:
A = (4d / k)^(1/4) A^4 = 4d / k 4d = kA^4 d = kA^4 / 4  

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