1.4 Formulas and Literal Equations

In this lesson you will learn about formulas and literal equations. When first studying this topic it can be hard however with practice and determination I know you can master this topic. A literal equation is a type of an equation that has multiple variables. What I will be teaching you is how to solve for a specific variable in a literal equation. Formulas are the most common literal equations we experience. An example of a formula equation would be Area = Base x Height or A=BH. If I asked you to rewrite this equation in terms of "B" I would be asking you to solve the literal equation (formula) for the variable B. Remember, to take notes and review all previous lessons on equations before you take on this lesson.


  1. Watch The Lesson Video First - Take Good Notes.
  2. Next, Scroll All The Way Down The Page To View The Practice Problems - Try Them On Your Own.
  3. Check The Solutions To The Practice Problems By Looking At The Answer Key At The End Of The Worksheet.
  4. However, YOU MUST Still Watch The Video Solutions To The Practice Problems; These Are The Videos Labeled EX A, EX B, etc. - They Are Located Next To The Lesson Video.
  5. After Doing All Of The Practice Problems - Complete The Section and Advance To The Next Topic.

Practice Problems:

1.4 EquationsSolveForSpecifiedVariableEquationPreview.pdf
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