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# Skills check: Manipulating algebraic expressions

# Part 1 – Rearranging formulas to change the subject (easy)

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# Part 2 – Rearranging formulas where the variable to be made the subject has a negative coefficient and/or appears in a denominator

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# Part 3 – Rearranging when the variable to be made the subject appears more than once (hard)

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What next?

Solving equations is a fundamental skill in algebra, and the principles involved in changing the subject are the same as those you will use to solve equations: