Solving Literal Equation using Two Steps

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This lesson teaches how to solve literal equations, which can be confusing since you don't know exactly what you're solving for. The key is to look at what is happening to the variable and then undo that using inverse operations. The lesson covers examples with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to demonstrate how to get the variable by itself. By the end of the lesson, you'll have a good understanding of how to solve for W in both simple and more complex literal equations.

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Solving Literal equations using two steps

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I solve for a variable in a literal equation in terms of the other variables in the equation?
  • How do I get one variable by itself in a literal equation?
  • How do I solve for w in the equation Pw-Q=T?
  • How do I get w by itself in the equation Pw-Q=T?
  • How do I solve for w in the equation Q-(P/w)=T?
  • How do I get w by itself in the equation Q-(P/w)=T?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to solve for one variable in a literal equation in terms of the other variables in the equation.