Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Make F the sunject of the formula

  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1
    This one is really hard. I have no idea even how to start. Can anyone explain how it's done?
    I need to make F the subject of the formula.

    1/F = 1/U + 1/V

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 26, 2010 #2

    Mentallic

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Do you know how to manipulate [tex]\frac{1}{U}+\frac{1}{V}[/tex] into a single fraction?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 #3
    If making F the subject is all you have to do without any simplifying, the easy way would be to take the reciprocal of both sides. Or you can use some algebra and first multiply both sides by F so you don't have F in a denominator
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook