Sometimes we need to use methods for solving literal equations to rearrange formulas when we want to find a particular parameter or variable. Solving literal equations is often useful in real life situations, for example we can solve the formula for distance, d=rt, for r to produce an equation for rate. We will need all the methods from solving multi-step equations.
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The area of a triangle is a = ½b⋅h.
The formula to convert from celsius to Fahrenheit is F = 1.8C + 32.
The formula for the circumference of a circle is C = 2πr