Hey guys, don't fully understand how to change the subject of a pro numeral in a equation so I turned for you to help me.

$\displaystyle V = Mv/(M-m)$

Make "m" the subject.

(Anywhere I can learn math tags?)

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- Nov 24th 2008, 02:14 AMajaySubjecting a pronumeral
Hey guys, don't fully understand how to change the subject of a pro numeral in a equation so I turned for you to help me.

$\displaystyle V = Mv/(M-m)$

Make "m" the subject.

(Anywhere I can learn math tags?) - Nov 24th 2008, 04:50 AMearboth
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$\displaystyle V = Mv/(M-m)$ multiply by (M - m) to get rid of the denominator:

$\displaystyle V(M-m)=Mv$ divide by V

$\displaystyle M - m=\dfrac{Mv}{V}$ subtract M

$\displaystyle -m = \dfrac{Mv}{V} - M$ multiply both sides by (-1) to change the sign of m:

$\displaystyle m = M-\dfrac{Mv}{V}$

$\displaystyle m = \dfrac{MV - Mv}{V} ~\implies~\boxed{m = \dfrac{M(V - v)}{V}}$