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Using excel to solve problem by trial and error method

I want to solve this equation by excel, any one can help me PLEASE.

Find "d"
5*d^4 - 10.29*d^(-1.333) = 0.124

"d" to the power X
"I hope Trial and Error method "
Thanks for help

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In A1, put a random value of d as 0.1. Then in B1, put your equation 5*d^4 - 10.29*d^(-1.333), wherein refer d as A1. Then use goal seek function on Tools Menu. First "Set cell" as B1, "To value" as 0.124 and "By Changing Cell" as A1. Excel will do the Trial & Error and will give you the answer in Cell A1.


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Hello, this is Baris... I think I can help :)

A1 is your power X, so leave it empty.
B1 type the following formula :

Fill the following cells accordingly

Then copy B1 to B1 through B6
You will have your values appeared in the B column

Select all the numbers from A1 to B6 and click on insert and click on chart.
On the chart window select "line" chart type and click on next until you get the finish.

That will be your solution graph for this equation.
I hope this helps :)
Good Luck

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Use the goal seek or solver in the tools menu

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