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## Homework Statement

How do you transpose s=ut + 1/2at^2 for the a?

## Homework Equations

s=ut + 1/2at^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

s=ut + 1/2at^2

s-ut=1/2at^2

a=s-ut/0.5t^2

This is so wrong, could someone help me?

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How do you transpose s=ut + 1/2at^2 for the a?

s=ut + 1/2at^2

s=ut + 1/2at^2

s-ut=1/2at^2

a=s-ut/0.5t^2

This is so wrong, could someone help me?

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Cyosis

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Either way did you mean [tex]a=\frac{s-ut}{0.5 t^2}=2 \frac{s-ut}{t^2}[/tex]?

If so your answer is correct. If you are however only dividing ut by 0.5t^2 it is not. So make sure that when you divide by an expression on one side you divide through the whole expression on the other side as well.

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Thanks!

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