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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 5; Formulas including squares or square roots. You can earn a trophy if you answer the questions correctly.

A

$$b=\sqrt a$$

B

$$b = \frac ab$$

C

$$\frac{a}{b^2}=1$$

D

$$b=2a$$

E

$$a=b^2$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$\frac{A}{\pi}=r^2$$

B

$$A=\pi r^2$$

C

$$r=\sqrt{\frac{A}{\pi}}$$

D

$$\pi = \frac{A}{r^2}$$

E

$$A=\sqrt{\frac{r^2}{\pi}}$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$h=\frac{V}{\pi r^2}$$

B

$$r=\sqrt{\frac{V}{\pi h}}$$

C

$$V=\pi r^2 h$$

D

$$r^2=\frac{V}{h \pi}$$

E

$$r=\frac{V}{\pi h}$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$a^2=b^2+c^2$$

B

$$a^2=b^2-c^2$$

C

$$b^2=a^2-c^2$$

D

$$c^2=a^2-b^2$$

E

$$a=\sqrt{b^2+c^2}$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$\pi = \frac{4V}{3r^3}$$

B

$$V=\frac43 \pi r^3$$

C

$$\pi = \frac{3V}{4r^3}$$

D

$$r^3=\frac{3V}{4 \pi}$$

E

$$3V=4 \pi r^3$$
Correct Wrong

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

$$a=\sqrt{bc}$$

E

$$a^2 = bc$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$d^2=2a+1$$

B

$$d=\sqrt{2a+1}$$

C

$$2a=d^2-1$$

D

$$a=\frac{1-d^2}{2}$$

E

$$a=\frac{d^2-1}{2}$$
Correct Wrong

A

$$p=\frac{f}{q^2}$$

B

$$\frac pq = f^2$$

C

$$f=\sqrt{\frac pq}$$

D

$$p=f^2 q$$

E

$$\frac qp = \frac{1}{f^2}$$
Correct Wrong

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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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