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Calculation help

  1. Nov 7, 2005 #1
    for the following question:
    22.64*(T-273)+05*6.28*.001*[(T^2)-(273^2)]=22.64*(373-T)+.5*6.28*.001*[(373^2)-(T^2)]
    T=?

    my problem:
    i used the x=[-b+(b^2-4ac)]/2 formula and got T=313
    however, T should be 323.2!!!
    agh... my calculation drives me nuts...
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2005 #2

    Galileo

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    Oh my, that looks horrible.
    Anyway, I've chugged it into Maple. It gave 310.7.
    Then I changed the 05 in your expression to 0.5 since that was probably a typo and out popped 323.3
     
  4. Nov 7, 2005 #3
    thanks!!! i'll try the calculations again...
     
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