? asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 years ago

Please help with algebra?

I had a mind blank while studying!

ap=px+c

Write p in terms of a, c and x.

Please include step by step working out. Thanks

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  • 8 years ago
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    Ok, easy peasy. This is asking for p as the subject, so we want it to look like p=blah blah blah, just like a normal function with y=x+1 or something. To do this, we want to collect all of our p's together, so lets subtract px from both sides with ap-px=px+c-px which simplifies to ap-px=c. Then we are going to factor out the p to get p(a-x)=c, and then we can divide everything by a-x to finally get p=c/(a-x)

    Source(s): Year 12 math methods and specialist math
  • 8 years ago

    So basically find what p is.

    ap=px+c

    Move px over:

    Ap-px=c

    Take p out of both ap and -px:

    P(a-x)=c

    Divide a-x from both sides:

    P=c/(a-x)

    Hope this helped :)

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    8 years ago

    ap=px+c

    ap-px=c

    p(a-x) = c

    p = c/(a-x)

  • 8 years ago

    Divide both sides by a

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