# Computation of pH when an acid and base are mixed in solution

I'm doing a basic chemistry course, and we are currently learning how to compute $\text{pH}$ from the acid dissociation constant (using $\left[\text{H}^{+}_{(\text{aq})}\right]=\sqrt{K_{a}\left[\text{HA}_{(\text{aq})}\right]}$) along with computing the $\text{pH}$ of strong bases by assuming full dissociation into $\text{OH}^{-}$ ions, and then using the ionic product of water to calculate the concentration of protons.

The question I have been given is:

Calculate the pH of the solution obtained when $14.9\text{ cm}^{3}$ of $0.100\text{ mol dm}^{-3}$ sodium hydroxide solution has been added to $25.0\text{ cm}^{3}$ solution of methanoic acid of concentration $0.100\text{ mol dm}^{-1}$ ($K_{a}=1.60\times 10^{-4}\text{ mol dm}^{-3}$)

I'm not sure how I should go about solving this problem, I can calculate concentrations of hydrogen and hydroxide ions for each of the solutions but I'm unsure how to combine them (as presumably some of the $\text{OH}^{-}$ ions will react with the $\text{H}^{+}$ ions to form $\text{H}_{2}\text{O}$?).

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You are headed in the right direction. Pretend that the $\ce{H+}$ ions and the $\ce{OH-}$ ions neutralize each other 1 for 1. That will leave you with only one of those ions left.