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Homework Help: Solve this algebraic equation for 'D' (Hydraulics)

  1. Apr 26, 2012 #1
    Never mind.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
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  3. Apr 26, 2012 #2


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    Looks like you've got a fifth order polynomial on your hands. Probably best to solve via graphical or numerical methods.

    Why not start by wrestling it into polynomial form f(D) = 0? Don't be afraid to replace the clutter of other variables (which will have constant values for a given D) with new constants that you can define accordingly.
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