Originally Posted by

**matius** Since I've been in Accounting & Finance classes, I've realized I must have missed a lot in Algebra back in the day.

Let me give you an example (it's Finance, but needs Algebra)...

Say you have:

Return on Assets = Net Income / Total Assets

You've been given:

6% = Net Income / $90

Ok, so to find net income you take .06 X $90. Why?

The idea is to get Net Income by itself? Other problems seem to use division instead of multiplication after you get the 'missing' portion by itself.

Does this make any sense?? Know what I mean?

When would you divide instead of multiply? (Probably an extremely thick question) but is the denominator always on the bottom no matter what case if you're dividing or rearranging a problem in this manner?

Thanks for any help.