A literal equation is an equation that expresses a relationship between two or more variables. A formula is an example of a literal equation. We present a tutorial on how to solve literal equations for one of the variables. Detailed solutions to examples and answers to exercises are presented.

How to Solve Literal Equations? Examples with Detailed SolutionsExample 1Solve the literal equationSolution to Example 1
Example 2Solve the literal equationfor y, where H, x and y are a positive real numbers and H is greater than x and greater than y. Solution to Example 2
Example 3Express F in terms of C in the literal equationSolution to Example 3
C = (5 / 9)(F  32) Example 4Express y in terms of x in the literal equationSolution to Example 4
a x + b y = c
ExercisesSolve each of the literal equations below for the indicated variable.(see answers below).
Answers to Above Exercises:
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