Solving Literal Equations - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

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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Solving Literal Equations - Problem 1

The area of a triangle is a = ½b⋅h.

Solve for h.
Problem 1
How to solve literal equations about area of a triangle.
Solving Literal Equations - Problem 3

The formula for the circumference of a circle is C = 2πr

Solve for r.
Problem 3
How to solve literal equations about circumference.