# How would you solve the equation PV = nRT for R?

Oct 28, 2015

$R = \frac{P V}{n T}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{PV=nRT}$

Isolate $\text{R}$ by dividing both sides of the equation by $\left(\text{nT}\right)$.

$\frac{P V}{n T} = \frac{\cancel{n} R \cancel{T}}{\cancel{n} \cancel{T}}$

Switch sides.

$R = \frac{P V}{n T}$