# Help with changing subjects!

• Apr 9th 2006, 06:36 PM
xanith_47
Help with changing subjects!
im having trouble in changing subjects for equations, such as
4n-3nsquared= -1.. is there like a simple formula for changing the numbers around so it makes sense as in axsquared+bx+c=0?
I usually just do simple math to figure where each number goes like for 4n-3nsquared= -1, i usually think about 4-5=1 and rearrange it to make the equation make sense in the form of axsquared+bx+c=0...
This is for quadratics, so if the question is in the form of axsquared+bx+c=0, then its very easy to solve.

• Apr 9th 2006, 06:42 PM
ThePerfectHacker
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Originally Posted by xanith_47
im having trouble in changing subjects for equations, such as
4n-3nsquared= -1.. is there like a simple formula for changing the numbers around so it makes sense as in axsquared+bx+c=0?
I usually just do simple math to figure where each number goes like for 4n-3nsquared= -1, i usually think about 4-5=1 and rearrange it to make the equation make sense in the form of axsquared+bx+c=0...
This is for quadratics, so if the question is in the form of axsquared+bx+c=0, then its very easy to solve.

If you mean,
$\displaystyle 4n-3n^2=-1$
Multiptly by -1 but sides to get,
$\displaystyle 3n^2-4n=1$
Subtract 1 thus,
$\displaystyle 3n^2-4n-1=$
Thus,
$\displaystyle \left\{ \begin{array}{c}{a=3\\b=-4\\c=-1\end{array}\right$