If *a = (b+c)*/*e*, then *c* =

**a.** *(a-b)e*

**b.** *ae – b*

**c.** *(ae)*/*b*

**d.** *(b+a)*/*e*

**e.** *(a*/*e) – b*

In this question, you are solving for c. To solve for c you must first isolate it. These types of problems can be a little intimidating because they don’t contain any actual numbers. Don’t worry, all you have to do is adhere to the basic math principles of multiplication and division; really, all you’re doing is rearranging:

*a = (b + c)*/*e*

*a(e) = (b + c)*

*ae = b + c*

*ae – b = c*

Which, of course, can also be written as:

*c = ae – b*

Thus the answer is (b).

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