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by 8th Grade Algebra Students (@VaSTEELERGirl)
By Abby, Nayab and Clara
Table of Contents
pg 3. Definition of literal equations
pg 4. Explanation of literal equations
pg 5. How to solve literal equations
pg 6. Problems
pg 7. Answers
pg 8. Citations
What are literal equations?
A literal equation is an equation that consists of mostly variables.
Numbers and/or coefficients can be included in the equation.
Explanation of Literal Equations
Literal equations can be used for a lot of things such as finding the area of a rectangle, the circumference of a circle, and the distance of something.
For example, the formula for finding the area of a rectangle is:
How to solve Literal Equations
solve for x
2. -b -b
1. Figure out what variable you need to isolate.
2. Cancel the other variables from one side to the other ( Use inverse operations).
3. Make sure whatever you do to one side you do to the other.
4. a a
1.Multiplication and division.
2.Addition and subtraction.
3.Squaring and taking a square root
Here are some subtraction and addition problems you can try!!!
Solve for x