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Mimiwold
New Member
USA
2 Posts 
Posted  07/14/2009 : 21:03:26

I have this one and I keep getting confused:
abcdef=g solve for b 


Subhotosh Khan
Advanced Member
USA
9117 Posts 
Posted  07/15/2009 : 10:47:33

quote: Originally posted by Mimiwold
I have this one and I keep getting confused:
abcdef=g solve for b
Isolate terms containg 'b'
abcd  ef = g ('f' does not have any terms containg 'b'  so it needs to be eliminated from Lefthandside)
abcd  ef + ef = g + ef
abcd = g + ef
Now you have to furthe "isolate" 'b' by dividing both sides by 'acd'
Continue.... 


nycfunction
Junior Member
USA
5 Posts 
Posted  05/17/2010 : 20:16:51

quote: Originally posted by Mimiwold
I have this one and I keep getting confused:
abcdef=g solve for b
add gf to both sides of the equation.
abcd = g + ef
Now divide both sides of your equation by acd.
b = (g + ef)/acd
To solve for a letter means to isolate the letter on one side of the equation.

Edited by  nycfunction on 05/17/2010 20:19:03 



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