# 2.6 Solve a formula for a specific variable  (Page 4/4)

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Aurelia is driving from Miami to Orlando at a rate of 65 miles per hour. The distance is 235 miles. To the nearest tenth of an hour, how long will the trip take?

Kareem wants to ride his bike from St. Louis to Champaign, Illinois. The distance is 180 miles. If he rides at a steady rate of 16 miles per hour, how many hours will the trip take?

11.25 hours

Javier is driving to Bangor, 240 miles away. If he needs to be in Bangor in 4 hours, at what rate does he need to drive?

Alejandra is driving to Cincinnati, 450 miles away. If she wants to be there in 6 hours, at what rate does she need to drive?

75 mph

Aisha took the train from Spokane to Seattle. The distance is 280 miles and the trip took 3.5 hours. What was the speed of the train?

Philip got a ride with a friend from Denver to Las Vegas, a distance of 750 miles. If the trip took 10 hours, how fast was the friend driving?

75 mph

Solve a Formula for a Specific Variable

In the following exercises, use the formula $d=rt$ .

Solve for $t$
when $d=350$ and $r=70$
in general

Solve for $t$
when $d=240\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}r=60$
in general

$t=4$ $t=\frac{d}{r}$

Solve for $t$
when $d=510\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}r=60$
in general

Solve for $t$
when $d=175\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}r=50$
in general

$t=3.5$ $t=\frac{d}{r}$

Solve for $r$
when $d=204\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}t=3$
in general

Solve for $r$
when $d=420\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}t=6$
in general

$r=70$ $r=\frac{d}{t}$

Solve for $r$
when $d=160\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}t=2.5$
in general

Solve for $r$
when $d=180\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}t=4.5$
in general

$r=40$ $r=\frac{d}{t}$

In the following exercises, use the formula $A=\frac{1}{2}bh$ .

Solve for $b$
when $A=126\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}h=18$
in general

Solve for $h$
when $A=176\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}b=22$
in general

$h=16$ $h=\frac{2A}{b}$

Solve for $h$
when $A=375\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}b=25$
in general

Solve for $b$
when $A=65\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}h=13$
in general

$b=10$ $b=\frac{2A}{h}$

In the following exercises, use the formula I = Prt .

Solve for the principal, P for
$I=\text{}5,480,r=4%,$
$t=7\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{years}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}$
in general

Solve for the principal, P for
$I=\text{}3,950,r=6%,$
$t=5\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{years}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}$
in general

$P=\text{}13,166.67$ $P=\frac{I}{rt}$

Solve for the time, t for
$I=\text{}2,376,P=\text{}9,000,$
$r=4.4%$
in general

Solve for the time, t for
$I=\text{}624,P=\text{}6,000,$
$r=5.2%$
in general

$t=2$ years $t=\frac{I}{\mathrm{Pr}}$

In the following exercises, solve.

Solve the formula $2x+3y=12$ for y
when $x=3$
in general

Solve the formula $5x+2y=10$ for y
when $x=4$
in general

$y=-5$ $y=\frac{10-5x}{2}$

Solve the formula $3x-y=7$ for y
when $x=-2$
in general

Solve the formula $4x+y=5$ for y
when $x=-3$
in general

$y=17$ $y=5-4x$

Solve $a+b=90$ for $b$ .

Solve $a+b=90$ for $a$ .

$a=90-b$

Solve $180=a+b+c$ for $a$ .

Solve $180=a+b+c$ for $c$ .

$c=180-a-b$

Solve the formula $8x+y=15$ for y.

Solve the formula $9x+y=13$ for y.

$y=13-9x$

Solve the formula $-4x+y=-6$ for y.

Solve the formula $-5x+y=-1$ for y.

$y=-1+5x$

Solve the formula $4x+3y=7$ for y .

Solve the formula $3x+2y=11$ for y .

$y=\frac{11-3x}{4}$

Solve the formula $x-y=-4$ for y .

Solve the formula $x-y=-3$ for y .

$y=3+x$

Solve the formula $P=2L+2W$ for $L$ .

Solve the formula $P=2L+2W$ for $W$ .

$W=\frac{P-2L}{2}$

Solve the formula $C=\pi d$ for $d$ .

Solve the formula $C=\pi d$ for $\pi$ .

$\pi =\frac{C}{d}$

Solve the formula $V=LWH$ for $L$ .

Solve the formula $V=LWH$ for $H$ .

$H=\frac{V}{LW}$

## Everyday math

Converting temperature While on a tour in Greece, Tatyana saw that the temperature was 40 o Celsius. Solve for F in the formula $C=\frac{5}{9}\left(F-32\right)$ to find the Fahrenheit temperature.

Converting temperature Yon was visiting the United States and he saw that the temperature in Seattle one day was 50 o Fahrenheit. Solve for C in the formula $F=\frac{9}{5}C+32$ to find the Celsius temperature.

10°C

## Writing exercises

Solve the equation $2x+3y=6$ for $y$
when $x=-3$
in general
Which solution is easier for you, or ? Why?

Solve the equation $5x-2y=10$ for $x$
when $y=10$
in general
Which solution is easier for you, or ? Why?

## Self check

After completing the exercises, use this checklist to evaluate your mastery of the objectives of this section.

What does this checklist tell you about your mastery of this section? What steps will you take to improve?

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No. 3^32 -1 has exactly two divisors greater than 75 and less than 85 what is their product?
x^2+7x-19=0 has Two solutions A and B give your answer to 3 decimal places
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John left his house in Irvine at 8:35 am to drive to a meeting in Los Angeles, 45 miles away. He arrived at the meeting at 9:50. At 3:30 pm, he left the meeting and drove home. He arrived home at 5:18.
p-2/3=5/6 how do I solve it with explanation pls
P=3/2
Vanarith
1/2p2-2/3p=5p/6
James
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4.5
Ruth
is y=7/5 a solution of 5y+3=10y-4
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Lucinda has a pocketful of dimes and quarters with a value of $6.20. The number of dimes is 18 more than 3 times the number of quarters. How many dimes and how many quarters does Lucinda have? Rhonda Reply Find an equation for the line that passes through the point P ( 0 , − 4 ) and has a slope 8/9 . Gabriel Reply is that a negative 4 or positive 4? Felix y = mx + b Felix if negative -4, then -4=8/9(0) + b Felix -4=b Felix if positive 4, then 4=b Felix then plug in y=8/9x - 4 or y=8/9x+4 Felix Macario is making 12 pounds of nut mixture with macadamia nuts and almonds. macadamia nuts cost$9 per pound and almonds cost $5.25 per pound. how many pounds of macadamia nuts and how many pounds of almonds should macario use for the mixture to cost$6.50 per pound to make?
Nga and Lauren bought a chest at a flea market for $50. They re-finished it and then added a 350 % mark - up Makaila Reply$1750
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the sum of two Numbers is 19 and their difference is 15
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Jose
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Felecia left her home to visit her daughter, driving 45mph. Her husband waited for the dog sitter to arrive and left home 20 minutes, or 13 hour later. He drove 55mph to catch up to Felecia. How long before he reaches her?
hola saben como aser un valor de la expresión
NAILEA
integer greater than 2 and less than 12
2 < x < 12
Felix
I'm guessing you are doing inequalities...
Felix
Actually, translating words into algebraic expressions / equations...
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