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Homework Help: Solving formulas iteratively

  1. Nov 27, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm given the values: UH=2031, BH=36927 and VH=146405 and I'm asked to solve the following equations iteratively to find UJ BJ and VJ.



    2. Relevant equations
    UJ=UH+0.179(BJ-VJ)
    BJ=BH+0.060(BJ-VJ)
    VJ=VH-0.004(BJ-VJ)

    I don't know how to solve equations iteratively please help!!

    I'm in desperate need of help. Any would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2008 #2
    think about linear system.. look at your equatons ;)
     
  4. Nov 27, 2008 #3
    more help would be appreciated I have no experience with the linear system :/ thanks :)
     
  5. Nov 28, 2008 #4
    tried lookin the linear system up but theres so many methods I dont know which to use :/

    I should note that this is part of a larger astronomy project but I posted it in a maths forum as I only need to know how to solve the equations. I've stared at the equations for hours and looked up linear systems but I don't think I'm any closer :/
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
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