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?
This is level 2; Formulas which can be rearranged by multiplying or dividing both sides by a value. You can earn a trophy if you answer the questions correctly.
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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
Level 7 - Rearrange the formulae where the new subject appears twice; fill in the blanks
Example: Rearrange the formula ax + b = cx + g to make x the subject
Level 8 - Rearrange the formulae where the new subject appears twice; show your working
Example: Rearrange the formula a(3-x)=5x to make x the subject
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