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Rearrange Formulas

Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 8 students learn how to rearrange a formula to find the subject of a formula. It is also called literal equations.

Rearranging a formula involves isolating a specific variable on one side of the equation. This is often necessary to solve for a particular unknown value.

Here’s a general approach:

- Identify the variable you want to isolate.
- Use inverse operations to isolate the variable.
- Use addition or subtraction as needed.

To undo addition, subtract.

To undo subtraction, add. - Undo multiplication or division as needed.

To undo multiplication, divide.

To undo division, multiply. - Apply inverse operations for exponents, roots, or other functions, if present.
- Maintain equality by performing each operation on both sides of the equation.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to rearrange formulas.

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