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