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Rearranging equation v²=u²+2as

  1. Mar 4, 2009 #1
    I have been trying but i cant quite figure out how to rearrange this so that 's' (displacement) is the subject. Please help me figure this out.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
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  3. Mar 4, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    What have you gotten so far?

    Start by isolating "2as" to one side.
  4. Mar 4, 2009 #3
    Mostly what i had tried involved me immediately trying move 's' to the other side (so eg. v²/s=u²+2a), which hadnt been working for me. So, by isolating 2as, would this be correct as what i end up with:

    _____ = s ?


    (Ordinarily 's' would be on the other side, but i couldn't work out how to do fractions on this forum).

    So, is that pretty much right?
  5. Mar 4, 2009 #4
    Yep, you got it. :biggrin:
    You can use Latex for it on the advanced posting screen, the button([tex]\Sigma[/tex]) is on the upper right:

    [tex]s = \frac{v^2-u^2}{2a}[/tex]
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  6. Mar 4, 2009 #5
    Awesome, now that I understand this the rest of my work is easy. Thanks!

    Thanks for telling me about this, many forums i visit I've needed something like this, but never known how to use it.
  7. Mar 4, 2009 #6
    No problem, just take a little bit to get used to. I'm still trying to figure it out too. :yuck:
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