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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:abcd-ef=g solve for b

Subhotosh Khan

USA
9116 Posts

 Posted - 07/15/2009 :  10:47:33 quote:Originally posted by MimiwoldI have this one and I keep getting confused:abcd-ef=g solve for bIsolate terms containg 'b'abcd - ef = g ('f' does not have any terms containg 'b' - so it needs to be eliminated from Left-hand-side)abcd - ef + ef = g + efabcd = 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 MimiwoldI have this one and I keep getting confused:abcd-ef=g solve for badd gf to both sides of the equation.abcd = g + efNow divide both sides of your equation by acd.b = (g + ef)/acdTo 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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