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1. Multiply both sides by the LCD to clear out any fractions.
2. Simplify both sides as much as possible. This will often mean clearing out parenthesis
and the like.
3. Move all terms containing the variable we’re solving for to one side and all terms that
don’t contain the variable to the opposite side.
4. Get a single instance of the variable we’re solving for in the equation. For the types of
problems that we’ll be looking at here this will almost always be accomplished by simply
factoring the variable out of each of the terms.
5. Divide by the coefficient of the variable. This step will make sense as we work
problems. Note as well that in these problems the “coefficient” will probably contain
things other than numbers.
It is usually easiest to see just what we’re going to be working with and just how they work with
an example. We will also give the basic process for solving these inside the first example. Example 1 Solve A = P (1 + rt )...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2012 for the course ICT 4 taught by Professor Mrvinh during the Spring '12 term at Hanoi University of Technology.
- Spring '12