Chemistry
posted by Lisa .
For calculating the concentration of a metal Ion in Equilibrium with a complex ion...how do I get the right hand side of this equation to equal 5.9 E 8?
x(0.98 + 2x)2
_____________ = 1.7 E 7
(0.010x)
then,
x(0.98)2
________ = 5.9 E 8
0.010
I understand that you cancel out the 2x and  x, but I can't figure out how 5.9E 8 was obtained?

From what you have I don't know either. Perhaps you can post the entire question and let us look at it.