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A literal equation is an equation with more than one variable. To solve a literal equation, we isolate the required variable.

Solving Literal Equations

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.

How to solve literal equations (equations with more than one variable).

Solving for one variable in a formula.

Students learn to solve for a given variable in a formula by isolating the given variable on one side of the equation.

This video will provide examples on how to solve the literal equations.

How to solve a literal equation by multiplying by the Least Common Denominator (LCD).

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