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Help simplifying an equation - , PLEASE!

  1. Feb 15, 2011 #1
    Help simplifying an equation - URGENT, PLEASE!

    Hello folks,

    I'm trying to simplify the following equation:

    V = (a(1+a^n)-Q(1+a))/((a^n)*(1+a))

    I really need to eliminate the divisor.

    Thanks in advance,

    Estêvão
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2011 #2

    berkeman

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    Re: Help simplifying an equation - URGENT, PLEASE!

    [tex]\frac{a(1+a^n)-Q(1+a)}{a^n(1+a)}[/tex]

    Can you say what this equation is from? Is it for schoolwork?
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 #3
    Re: Help simplifying an equation - URGENT, PLEASE!

    No, it's from a mathematical model of behavior. I'm an experimental psychologist.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 #4
    Re: Help simplifying an equation - URGENT, PLEASE!

    I tried this. Not sure if it helps. The following link will allow you to try some more things.
    Equation v=(a*(1+a^n)-q*(1+a))/((a^n)*(1+a)) solved for q
    q = -((a^(n+1)+a^n)*v-a^(n+1)-a)/(a+1)

    http://www.numberempire.com/equationsolver.php
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 #5

    berkeman

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    Re: Help simplifying an equation - URGENT, PLEASE!

    That's kind of spammy for a first post, but I'll leave it posted in case it helps with the question.
     
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