Changing The Subject

Rearrange a formula in order to find a new subject in this self marking exercise.

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This is level 1: formulas which can be rearranged by adding or subtracting terms from both sides You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

 $$a = b + c$$make $$b$$ the subject $$b=$$ $$a = b + c$$make $$c$$ the subject $$c=$$ $$d = e - f$$make $$e$$ the subject $$e=$$ $$d = e - f$$make $$f$$ the subject $$f=$$ $$g = 3h + j$$make $$j$$ the subject $$j=$$ $$3w = y + 21$$make $$y$$ the subject $$y=$$ $$5m = n - 9$$make $$n$$ the subject $$n=$$ $$2g + f = 3h - 5$$make $$f$$ the subject $$f=$$ $$w - 2u = v - 3y$$make $$w$$ the subject $$w=$$ $$w - 2u = v - 3y$$make $$v$$ the subject $$v=$$ $$8p - q = 3r - 5$$make $$q$$ the subject $$q=$$ $$f = 3g - 2p - r$$make $$r$$ the subject $$r=$$
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Level 1 - Formulas which can be rearranged by adding or subtracting terms from both sides

Example: Make e the subject of the formula d = e - f

Level 2 - Formulas which can be rearranged by multiplying or dividing both sides by a value

Example: Rearrange the formula n = mp

Level 3 - Formulas which can be rearranged by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing both sides by a value

Example: Rearrange the formula b = a + cd

Level 4 - Formulas including brackets or expressions in the numerator or denominator of a fraction

Example: Rearrange the formula p = s(t + 2)

Level 5 - Formulas including squares or square roots

Example: Rearrange the formula d² = 2a + 1

Level 6 - Finding the unknown which is not the subject of a formula

Example: If m = n² + 2p, find p when m=8 and n=10

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