# Help with simplification

## Homework Statement

solve for i

4100=100{[(1+i)^22 - 1]/i(1+i)^22} + 5000[1/(1+i)^22]

## The Attempt at a Solution

4100=100{/ i} + 5000[1/(1+i)^22]
4100= 100+5000[1/i + 1/(1+i)^22]
4100=5100[1/(1+ i)^23]
0.803=[1/(1+ i)^23]
(1+ i)^23= 1/0.803=1.24

i= 23 sqrt(1.24) -1

tiny-tim
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hi cs23!

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sorry, not following that

write 1+i in polar form (re), then you can immediately find (1+i)22 and 1/(1+i)

gb7nash
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Another trick is to substitute a = (1+i)^22. Solve for a. After that, finding i will become much easier.

SammyS
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In LaTeX that's: $$4100=100\frac{(1+i)^{22} - 1}{i(1+i)^{22}}+5000\frac{1}{(1+i)^{22}}$$

Following gb7nash's suggestion this becomes: $$4100=100\frac{a - 1}{i\cdot a}+5000\frac{1}{a}$$

gb7nash
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In LaTeX that's: $$4100=100\frac{(1+i)^{22} - 1}{i(1+i)^{22}}+5000\frac{1}{(1+i)^{22}}$$

Following gb7nash's suggestion this becomes: $$4100=100\frac{a - 1}{i\cdot a}+5000\frac{1}{a}$$

Ah, I didn't notice that one i. My method won't work.

SammyS
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Ah, I didn't notice that one i. My method won't work.
Well, it will make simplifying a little easier.

... maybe not much.

SammyS
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