### 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.

### Sample Problems (5)

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The area of a triangle is a = ½b⋅h.

Solve for h.
###### Problem 1
How to solve literal equations about area of a triangle.

The formula to convert from celsius to Fahrenheit is F = 1.8C + 32.

What formula would you use to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius?
###### Problem 2
How to solve literal equations about degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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

Solve for r.
###### Problem 3
How to solve literal equations about circumference.
###### Problem 4
Pyramid strategy for planning how to solve a literal equation for a given variable
###### Problem 5
Strategy for planning how to solve a literal equation for a given variable