"To solve K = C + 273 for C, you add 273 to both sides of the equation."?

true or false?

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    False; you subtract 273 from both sides.

    K = C + 273

    K - 273 = C + 273 - 273

    K - 273 = C

  • 10 years ago

    K = C + 273

    To isolate for C itself on one side, let's say right side in this problem, we have to subtract both sides by 273 and not add. Here's an example below:

    K = C + 273

    K - 273 = C + 273 - 273 (Note: 273 - 273 = 0)

    K - 273 = C

    Therefore, the answer is false.

    Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Hi:

    Answer is false , you subtract 273 to both side of the equation

  • 10 years ago

    False

    You always do the opposite. So when K=C+273, you subtract the 273.

    Like this: K=C+273

    _______-273 -273 What ever you do to one side you do to the other.

    ______K-273=C

    So C=K-273.

    Source(s): I take a high school algebra class.
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  • 10 years ago

    False. You add -273 to both sides.

  • 10 years ago

    you subtract 273 from both sides

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    false

  • 10 years ago

    false. you would subtract.

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