Something simple I forgot how to do

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In summary, the conversation is about someone struggling to remember how to solve an equation for Vi. They ask for help and someone suggests simplifying the equation by removing parentheses and subscripts, and then adding V to both sides. The person is grateful for the help and realizes their mistake.
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Something simple I forgot how to do! :(

Hello!

For the life of me, I can't remember how to do this! I tried figuring it out from an example, but with no joy.

I need to solve for Vi.

(Vi - 0.58) = (4.42 - Vi).

I'm sure if I just played around with number I could find them, but I want to know the correct way to do it ...so, if anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be forever in your debt!

Thanks in advance.

Seán
 
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SMOF said:
Hello!

For the life of me, I can't remember how to do this! I tried figuring it out from an example, but with no joy.

I need to solve for Vi.

(Vi - 0.58) = (4.42 - Vi).

I'm sure if I just played around with number I could find them, but I want to know the correct way to do it ...so, if anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be forever in your debt!

Thanks in advance.

Seán

Your equation can be written more simply, without the parentheses and without the subscripts, as
V - 0.58 = 4.42 - V.

Add V to both sides, and then it should be obvious what to do next.
 
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Ahh of course!

I don't know why I didn't see that!

Again, many thanks.

Seán
 

1. How can I remember how to do something simple that I forgot?

One way to remember how to do something simple is to break it down into smaller steps and practice each step until it becomes familiar. You can also try using mnemonic devices or associating the task with a visual or verbal cue.

2. Why do I keep forgetting how to do simple tasks?

There could be many reasons for forgetting simple tasks, such as lack of practice, distractions, or stress. It could also be a sign of a larger issue such as a learning disability or memory problem. If you find yourself frequently forgetting simple tasks, it may be helpful to consult a doctor or specialist.

3. Is there a way to prevent forgetting simple tasks?

Yes, there are several strategies you can use to prevent forgetting simple tasks. These include creating reminders or notes, practicing regularly, and using memory aids such as mnemonics or visual cues. It may also be helpful to identify any underlying causes of forgetfulness and address them.

4. What can I do if I forget how to do something simple in the moment?

If you forget how to do something simple in the moment, take a deep breath and try to relax. Then, try to break the task down into smaller steps and focus on one step at a time. If needed, you can also ask for help or refer to a guide or tutorial.

5. Will I ever be able to remember how to do this simple task again?

Yes, with practice and patience, you can regain your ability to perform a simple task that you forgot. It may take some time and effort, but with consistent practice, the task will become more familiar and easier to remember.

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