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By Abby, Nayab and ClaraLoading...

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

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.

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.

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

a

1.Multiplication and division.

2.Addition and subtraction.

3.Squaring and taking a square root

2.Addition and subtraction.

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

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

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