› a mathematical statement consisting of numbers, letters, and symbols that shows that one amount is equal to another: Profit can be calculated using the simple equation P = R - C (Profit = Revenue minus Cost). **linear/algebraic/differential equations**

› a situation, especially when it is considered to be complicated and made up of many different parts: In today's market it's more important than ever to get the price/performance equation right. Another important factor **in the equation** is the exchange rate. When you're starting your own business, difficulties and frustrations are** part of the equation**. The WTO cannot afford to ignore the trade **side of the equation**.add/factor/bring sth into the equation Project planners failed to factor government bureaucracy into the equation.

→ See also the accounting equation in Chinese (Traditional) | 表述, 方程式, 等式… |

in Russian | уравнение… |

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in Chinese (Simplified) | 表述, 方程式, 等式… |

in Polish | równanie… |

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March 04, 2015

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