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Type of Equation

  1. Jul 20, 2012 #1
    While reading a paper i have come across an equation in the following form;

    a = b - f(c) [itex]\leq[/itex] 1

    What is this style of equation called and how do you solve them?



    Thanks
    Confused
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2012 #2
    It's not an equation, it's an inequality (or, half of it is). It means exactly what it says: a is equal to b - f(c), and both are less than or equal to 1. You can't do anything more with it until you know the values of the constants.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2012 #3
    Thanks Number Nine. I am not familiar with this

    The values are;

    a = 1 - 0.8√13 [itex]\leq[/itex] 1


    Thx
    Confused
     
  5. Jul 20, 2012 #4

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    The author has determined (by some preceding working) that a = 1 - 0.8√13, and is now pointing out that this value is ≤ 1. Presumably the author needed to show that a ≤ 1, and has now done so.
     
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