How to Rewrite Literal Equations


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A literal equation is composed of what?

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1. What is the inverse operation of subtraction?

2. Rearrange the following literal equation so that w is isolated: A = l x w.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The process of rewriting literal equations is the subject of this combination of a quiz and worksheet. You are asked questions about composing a literal equations along with practice problems involving rearranging equations to solve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the topics mentioned below in the questions of the quiz:

  • The inverse operation of subtraction
  • Isolating specific variables
  • Moving a variable to another side of an equation
  • Solving for a variable

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the name of the inverse operation of subtraction
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about isolating variables
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about solving equations

Additional Learning

For additional practice with isolation and moving, check out the lesson titled, How to Rewrite Literal Equations, which will show you the following other subjects:

  • A definition of a formula
  • The area of a triangle
  • Surface area