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Literal Equations Objectives Solve literal equations for a given variable Manipulate formulas We'll come back to section 2.5 later Literal Equations An equation with more than one variable. When we solve them, we don't get a number Formulas Example: Solve the equation for x
y  4 = 3x  8 Solve the Equation for p m  np = d Solve for w
P = 2(l + w) You try  Solve for y
2 x + 7 y = 14 Solve each equation for the indicated variable A = bh ; h 9r  t = 7 ; t A useful example! The formula degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius. Transform the formula to find degrees Fahrenheit in terms of degrees Celsius.
5 C = ( F  32) converts 9 9 F = C + 32 5 Find the Fahrenheit temperature in Winnipeg today. HW #14 P 113 (1, 36, 8, 10,11, 15, 17, 19, 25,26) ...
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 Spring '09
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 Algebra, Absolute Zero, Expression, Fahrenheit, Celsius

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