1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Re-arrange the open-loop transfer function and sketch the root locus for the system for variation of the parameter 'a' from 0 to infinity. 2. Relevant equations G(s)H(s) = 10(s+a) / [s(s+1)(s+8)] 3. The attempt at a solution my problem is that i dont know how to re-arrange the transfer function into the familiar form of KF(s). any help would be appreciated. Thanks!