Subject: Variables in denominator
Name: Donna
Who are you: Student (Secondary)

How do you solve for variables in the denominator?

178 = 17/R


Hi Donna.

When you multiply both sides of the equation by R, it cancels on the right hand side and you end up with an equation that doesn't have a variable in a denominator (actually there is no fraction left at all). Then you can solve it the way you do other equations. This includes verifying that the answer you get is a solution of the original equation.

Hope this helps,
Stephen La Rocque.