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Examples, videos, and solutions to help Algebra I students learn how to rearrange formulas.

New York State Common Core Math Algebra I, Module 1, Lesson 19

Worksheets for Algebra I, Module 1, Lesson 19 (pdf)

Student Outcomes

Students learn to think of some of the letters in a formula as constants in order to define a relationship between two or more quantities, where one is in terms of another, for example holding V in V = IR as constant, and finding R in terms of I.

Lesson Summary

The properties and reasoning used to solve equations apply regardless of how many variables appear in an equation or formula. Rearranging formulas to solve for a specific variable can be useful when solving applied problems.

Exit Ticket

Given the formula x = (1+a)/(1-a)

a. Solve for x when a = 12.

b. Rearrange the formula to solve for a.

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