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Help with rearranging an equation

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    hi there,
    i have been given an equation to rearrange
    g = w/ft (making w the subject)

    for some reason i cant seem to get it into my head how to answer this, if it was just g=w/f i would have been fine but i am totally thrown out by fxt.

    if any one has any hints or tips i would greatly appreciate it, i'm not look for the solution just the know how so i can solve the question

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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    I'm not sure I follow what you're asking.

    What is g = w/ft ?

    What specifically are you trying to accompllish?
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #3
    all i am trying to do is to make W the subject of the equation. the letters are not significant i just need some help on the steps to rearrange this equation. E = W over F times T
  5. Dec 3, 2008 #4


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    Do you mean just the algebraic step to go from

    E = W/(F*T)


    W = E*F*T ?
  6. Dec 3, 2008 #5
    i do indeed. for some reason it has me flumoxed. in the original question there is actually a square root but i think once i have the jist i can suss that part out
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