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Gringo123

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10b + 5be - 3e + 7c

10b + 5be - 3e = 7c

5be - 3e = 7c - 10b

e(5b - 3) = 7c - 10b

e = 7c - 10b / 5b - 3

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Gringo123

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10b + 5be - 3e + 7c

10b + 5be - 3e = 7c

5be - 3e = 7c - 10b

e(5b - 3) = 7c - 10b

e = 7c - 10b / 5b - 3

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Mark44

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You're not starting with an equation! Without the first line below being an equation, you can't solve for anything.I need to rearrange this formula to make e the subject. Have I done it correctly?

Assuming that this is your starting equation -- 10b + 5be - 3e = 7c -- your work following it is fine, EXCEPT that you need to use parentheses. You should write e this way:10b + 5be - 3e + 7c

10b + 5be - 3e = 7c

5be - 3e = 7c - 10b

e(5b - 3) = 7c - 10b

e = 7c - 10b / 5b - 3

e = (7c - 10b) / (5b - 3)

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Gringo123

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Thanks a lot Mark

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pootette

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You're not starting with an equation! Without the first line below being an equation, you can't solve for anything.

Assuming that this is your starting equation -- 10b + 5be - 3e = 7c -- your work following it is fine, EXCEPT that you need to use parentheses. You should write e this way:

e = (7c - 10b) / (5b - 3)

Well if we assume that the first line is an equation (set equal to zero): 10b + 5be - 3e + 7c=0, then the second line changes:

10b + 5be - 3e = -7c, and that would change the rest of the steps which follow...

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