# Literal Equations

by 8th Grade Algebra Students (@VaSTEELERGirl)

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Literal Equations  By Abby, Nayab and Clara     pg 3. Definition of literal equations

pg 4. Explanation of literal equations

pg 5. How to solve literal equations

pg 6. Problems

pg 8. Citations What are literal equations?
A literal equation is an equation that consists of mostly variables. EXAMPLE:
a+b=c-d
Numbers and/or coefficients can be included in the equation.
EXAMPLE:
a+2b=c+1  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:
A=LW  How to solve Literal Equations Example:
Steps
solve for x
1. ax+b=c
2. -b -b
3. ax=c-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 Inverse Operations
5. x=c-b
a   1.Multiplication and division.
3.Squaring and taking a square root Here are some subtraction and addition problems you can try!!!
Solve for x
1. -w+m-x=h

2. l-e+x=g

3. x+e+r=l

4. b-x-r=k

5. -x-u+y=o 6. p-c+x=m

7. x+f-h=b

8. k+x+r=t

9. j-i+x=g

10. -x+e-s=o

11. v+t-x=k

12. b+f-m+x=z

13. x-p+r-a=h

14. x+r-w-d+s=e
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