
Literal Equations
A literal equation is an equation that contains more than
one variable.
The goal is to rewrite the equation so that the letter being solved for is alone
on one side of the
equation and all numbers and other variables are on the other side.
Ex. Solve for b: __________________________________________________
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Ex. Solve for y: 7x – 5y = 12
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Ex. Solve for x: 3x + 8y = 9
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Ex. Use the equation P = C + Cr
a) solve for
r:_________________________________________________________
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b) solve for
C:________________________________________________________
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