Literal equation help: 4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

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Literal equation help: 4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

Postby gohoyas » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Hello i'm having problems with the following problem.
4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

When i solved it i got m = p - 4 x n. Do i combine the n with the p or the 4?

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Postby stapel_eliz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:16 pm

gohoyas wrote:4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

Is the equation either of the following?

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Thank you! :wink:

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Postby gohoyas » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:30 pm

stapel_eliz wrote:
gohoyas wrote:4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

Is the equation either of the following?

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Its the first one

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Re: Literal equation help: 4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

Postby maggiemagnet » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:01 pm

gohoyas wrote:4 - m/n = p (solve for m)

When i solved it i got m = p - 4 x n. Do i combine the n with the p or the 4?

How did you get 'm = p - 4n'? What were your steps?

You can learn how to solve literal equations here. There are many ways to get started with this equation, and probably different looks to the answer (depending on the route you took to the answer); one way to start is:




Please write back showing what you did. Thanks!
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