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Changing The Subject - Odd One Out

Which of the five versions of the formula is the odd one out because it is not equivalent to the other four?

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This is level 4; Formulas including brackets or expressions in the numerator or denominator of a fraction. You can earn a trophy if you answer the questions correctly.

A

$$a=5(b+c)$$

B

$$\frac{a}{5}=b+c$$

C

$$b=\frac{a}{5}-c$$

D

$$c=\frac{a}{5}-b$$

E

$$b=5(a+c)$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$c=\frac{15-b}{3}$$

B

$$b=3(c-5)$$

C

$$c=\frac{b}{3}+5$$

D

$$c=\frac{b+15}{3}$$

E

$$b=3c-15$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$c=7b+35$$

B

$$b=5+\frac c7$$

C

$$c=7(5+b)$$

D

$$b=\frac{c-35}{7}$$

E

$$b=\frac c7 - 5$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$e=3+\frac d2$$

B

$$\frac d2 = 3-e$$

C

$$d=6-2e$$

D

$$d=2(3-e)$$

E

$$e=3-\frac d2$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$x+y= \frac mn$$

B

$$x=\frac mn - y$$

C

$$m=nx+ny$$

D

$$y = \frac mn + x$$

E

$$m=n(x+y)$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$w=u(v-r)$$

B

$$v=\frac{w+ur}{u}$$

C

$$r=\frac{uv+w}{u}$$

D

$$w=uv-ur$$

E

$$u=\frac{w}{v-r}$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$t=\frac{p+2s}{s}$$

B

$$p=s(t+2)$$

C

$$s=\frac{p}{t+2}$$

D

$$t=\frac{p-2s}{s}$$

E

$$p=st+2s$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$ab+ac=2$$

B

$$a=\frac{2}{b+c}$$

C

$$2 = a(b+c)$$

D

$$b=\frac{2-ac}{a}$$

E

$$c=\frac{2-ab}{b}$$
Correct Wrong

This is Changing The Subject - Odd One Out level 4. You can also try:
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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

Help

In level 6, there are two solutions to the questions which involve finding a square root (which could be positive or negative). This program will accept either of the possible answers.

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