 In this lesson, we will solve Literal Equations.…Literal Equations are equations that contain…mostly variables, and very few numbers.…Many literal equations are actually formulas,…such as this formula, Area = Length times Width.…This is the formula for finding the area of a rectangle.…In this particular example,…the equations is already solved for A,…as if you were finding the area.…However, if we wanted to find the width,…then we could rewrite this equation…and solve it for w.…
And that's what we're gonna do for this equation.…We're gonna rewrite this equation,…so that it is solved for w, instead of a.…Often, Literal Equations can be very confusing for students,…because you're working with a lot of variables,…instead of numbers, but the process is exactly the same.…If we want to solve this equation for w,…we need to get w by itself, on the righthand side.…So, think about what's happening in this equation:…All we're doing is multiplying length times width.…
Since we're multiplying, and we want to get rid of the l,…
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Karin HutchinsonReleased
10/19/2015 Isolating variables
 Keeping equations balanced
 Solving addition and subtraction equations
 Solving multiplication and division equations
 Solving equations that involve the distributive property
 Solving twostep and multistep equations
 Solving equations with decimals and fractions
 Solving equations with variables on both sides
 Understanding literal equations
 Solving absolute value equations
Skill Level Intermediate
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Introduction

Welcome1m


1. Introduction to Solving Equations

Keeping equations balanced1m 30s

2. Addition Equations

3. Subtraction Equations

4. Multiplication Equations

5. Division Equations

6. TwoStep Equations

Solving a twostep equation1m 56s

7. Solving Multistep Equations with the Distributive Property

8. Solving Equations with Decimals

9. Solving Equations with Fractions

10. Solving Literal Equations

11. Equations with Variables on Both Sides

12. Solving Multistep Equations

13. Solving Absolute Value Equations

Conclusion

Next steps37s

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