## Shown below are the steps a student took to solve the simple interest formula A = P(1 + rt) for r.

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## Answers ( No )

To solve A = P(1 + rt) for r, first isolate (1 +rt) by dividing both sides of this equation by P:

A/P = 1 + rt.

Next, isolate rt by subtracting 1 from both sides:

A/P – 1 = rt

Finally, divide both sides by t:

A/P – 1———– = rtThis could be written in other formats, such as:

A – P——– = rPtAnswer:The student did not distribute properly to get A= P+Prt.

The equation can be fixed by putting a factor of P in the denominator: r=(A-P)/Pt

Step-by-step explanation: