# How can I solve for L?

1. Apr 21, 2014

### Loopas

Hi everyone,

For my physics lab I have to solve for inductance, given the following equation and values for C, R, and f:

2*pi*f = $\sqrt{\frac{1}{LC}-\frac{R^{2}}{4L^{2}}}$

I'm just not really sure how to solve for L. I started by squaring both sides but it just seems like I can't solve for inductance because there's two terms for L.

Thanks

2. Apr 21, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

After squaring collect everything on the left hand side (leaving zero on the right). Put over a common denominator...