V^2 − (v/4)^2 = 196

  • #1

Homework Statement



I'm solving for v in:

v^2 − (v/4)^2 = 196

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



→v^2(1-(1/4))=196

→v^2(.75)=196 → √(196/.75)≈16.17

What did I do wrong?
I know this isn't the right answer, but why?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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You did something wrong with this part of the equation

(v/4)^2
 
  • #3
You did something wrong with this part of the equation

(v/4)^2
I forgot to square the (1/4)! how silly of me.
Thank you!
 

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