Solving Literal Equation using Distributive Property

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In this lesson, we learn how to solve literal equations using distributive property. The goal is to isolate a specific variable in an equation with multiple variables. To do this, we need to undo the operations that are being performed on that variable. By using the distributive property and expanding out the equation, we can simplify the process and isolate the variable we need.

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Solving a literal equation using distributive property

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I solve for one variable in a literal equation in terms of the other variables in the equation when the variable I am solving for is in parentheses?
  • How do I solve for a in the equation c(a+b)-d=f?
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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. In the problem in the lesson, the variable being solved for is in parentheses, and the teacher shows how to deal with that by using the distributive property.