Changing The Subject  Odd One OutWhich 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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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(3x)=5x to make x the subject
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