Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Problem Solving and Using Formulas - Exercise Set: 87

Answer

(i) The statement is false. (ii) The true statement would be: If $I=prt$, then $t=\dfrac{I}{pr}$.

Work Step by Step

Solve for $t$ by dividing by $pr$ on both sides of the given equation: $\dfrac{I}{pr} = \dfrac{prt}{pr} \\\dfrac{I}{pr} = t \\t = \dfrac{I}{pr}$ Thus, the given statement is false. The true statement is: If $I=prt$, then $t=\dfrac{I}{pr}$.
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