# Formulas

Overview: Solving formulas is almost exactly like solving
equations but we are dealing with variables

instead.

** Step 1:** Get rid of parenthesis via the distributive
property.

** Step 2:** Get rid of fractions by multiplying
everything by the LCM of all the denominators

** Step 3:** Get everything (terms) with the variable we
are solving for on one side and everything else on the

other side.

In the example above, we need to solve for p so we get everything with p on one
side:

a = xp - abp

** Step 4: **If necessary, factor out the variable you
are solving for. This will look something like this example

where we are solving for p :

Notice how both terms on the right side have a p, we need to factor it out in this step .

** Step 5: **Divide by what is in front of or behind (or
both) the variable we are solving for. In the example

above:

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