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5 Practice - Formulas
Solve each of the following equations for the indicated variable.
1) ab = c for b h
2) g = i
for h
f
3) g
x=b for x 4) p =
3y
for y
q
a
5) 3x = for x
b 6)
ym c
= d for y
b
7) E = mc2 for m 8) DS = ds for D
4
9) V = 3
πr3 for π 10) E =
mv2
for m
2
11) a + c = b for c
12) x − f = g for x
4y
13) c = for y rs
m+n 14) a−3
= k for r
πDn
15) V = 12
for D 16) F = k(R − L) for k
17) P = n(p − c) for n 18) S = L + 2B for L
D−d Ea − E q
19) T = L
for D 20) I = R
for Ea
21) L = Lo(1 + at) for Lo 22) ax + b = c for x
23) 2m + p = 4m + q for m 24) q = 6(L − p) for L

25)
k−m
= q for k 26) R = aT + b for T
r

27) h = vt − 16t2 for v 28) S = πrh + πr 2 for h

29) Q1 = P (Q2 − Q1) for Q2 30) L = π(r1 + r2) + 2d for r1
V1(V2 − V1)
31) R =
kA(T1 + T2)
for T1 32) P = g
for V2
d

33) ax + b = c for a 34) rt = d for r
πr 2h
35) lwh = V for w 36) V = 3
for h
1 1 c
37)
c
+ b = a for a 38) a
+b= a for b
a

39) at − bw = s for t 40) at − bw = s for w
41) ax + bx = c for a 42) x + 5y = 3 for x
43) x + 5y = 3 for y 44) 3x + 2y = 7 for x
45) 3x + 2y = 7 for y 46) 5a − 7b = 4 for a
47) 5a − 7b = 4 for b 48) 4x − 5y = 8 for x
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49) 4x − 5y = 8 for y 50) C = 9 (F − 32) for F

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Formulas c 1. n = p − c 34. x = x 8. x = 3 − 5y 3V 9. y = 2 P cm + cn L − 2d − πr 2 7b + 4 13. a = 49. x = g + f 29. y = 4 30. w = ℓh V 2. y = cb 23. b = 7 12V Pg + V12 8 + 5y 15. D = πn 32. x = 4 V1 F c−b 4x − 8 16.saylor.ccfaculty. f = t 5 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Tyler Wallace is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. x = a 3b 5 + bw p−q 39. 1. a = b pq 21. T = a 42. h = gi 19.org/book/book.wallace.5 Answers . t = 6.0 Unported License. k = R − L 33. x = a 22. y = 3 1 + at c−1 c−b 38. L = q + 6p 40. w = b 7. r1 = 46. T1 = kA 47. D = S R−b 26. b = a 5. c = b − a πr Q1 + PQ1 7 − 3x 12. m = v2 s − πr 2 7 − 2y 28.html Saylor Course: http://www. m = 2 a dm at − s E 24. r = 5 31.0/) 2 Source: http://www. D = TL + d 3v 36. v2 = 48. (http://creativecommons. x = gb 20. y = x 5 P d 9c + 160 17. a = 5 π k(a − 3) Rd − kAT2 5a − 4 14. Ea = IR + Eg f c−1 L 37. k = qr + m 41. L = S − 2B 35. Q2 = 45. v = 43. y = 5 2E t 10.org/licenses/by/3.org/courses/ma001/ . r = 50. π = 4r 3 16t2 + h 3−x 27. h = πr2 3. m = c2 6 c − bx ds 25. x = 3 11. b = a 18. Lo = 4. h = 44.