# HELP!!!

Posts: 23Registered
edited June 2017
Hello,

I'm wondering if someone could please offer me some assistance when working out interpolation equations.

10% + 5510/14080 x 10 = 13.9 - 14 %

I just cant seem to get 13.9% or 14% when I work this out with a calculator. is there something I am missing out or am I just not working it out correctly?

Any help or assistance will be greatly appreciated

• Posts: 32Registered
edited June 2017
Looks like it works to me, maybe its the order of calculations throwing you off.

Division and multiplication first:
(5510/14080) = 0.39134
0.39134 x 10 = 3.9 (to 1 d.p)
10+3.9= 13.9% or 14% rounded up

Hope this helps.
• Posts: 23Registered
Thank you. But please can I ask how you are meant to know the order of those equations when in the textbook you are shown a formula to follow? Is there an easier way to reach this conclusion? I am finding this most confusing, nowhere in my AAT textbook is the equation explained the way you have explained above.

Many thanks
• Posts: 140Registered
All mathematical calculations follow the rules of BODMAS/BIDMAS which determines the order in which to solve the equation.

Brackets
Order / Index
Division
Multiplication
Subtraction
• Posts: 32Registered
Not sure if this is what you're asking (so please correct me if its not!) but when doing any equation, you need to follow it through in the same order.

That order being:
-Brackets
-Indices/Orders
-Division
-Multiplication