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Need help in solving this eqn

  1. Nov 18, 2011 #1
    [itex]tan[/itex][itex]([/itex][itex]x[/itex][itex])[/itex][itex]=[/itex][itex]k[/itex][itex]\frac{x}{z^{2}}[/itex]

    where k is the constant of proportionality, y varies according to x and z. x and z are independent constant values. I need to first find the value of the constant "k" and then find y for corresponding "x" and "z" values.
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2011 #2
    I think there might be a few typos in there. There is no "y" in your equation, and if "x" and "z" are "constant values", with "k" a "constant of proportionality", then the left side is a number (since the tangent of a constant number is constant), and the right side are all constant.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 #3
    Oops. First time with latex. My apologies. Here's the intended eqn.


    [itex]tan[/itex][itex]([/itex][itex]y[/itex][itex])[/itex][itex]=[/itex][itex]k[/itex][itex]\frac{x}{z^{2}}[/itex]
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 #4

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    In order to find k, you must be given a single (x, y, z) point.
     
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