Solving Literal Equations Part 2

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In this lesson, the focus is on solving literal equations where there is more than one variable in the formula. The instructor provides multiple ways of solving these equations and emphasizes the importance of organizing the equation in a way that makes it easier to solve. He uses real-world examples such as a tax formula and a geometrical formula to illustrate his points. Through practice, students will gain confidence in solving these types of equations.

Lesson Description:

Part 2 of solving for one variable in a formula.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a literal equation in Algebra?
  • How do you solve for one variable in a formula?
  • How can you solve for I in the tax formula T = 3/10(I - 12000)?
  • How do you get a variable by itself if it is in parentheses?
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  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows some more good examples of solving for a variable in a formula with multiple variables. Each step is shown clearly. This is a great tutorial for learning how to get one variable in a formula all by itself.