This section has the following videos:
- Lesson Video
- Example Set A Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
- Example Set B Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
- Example Set C Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
- Example Set D Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
- DOWNLOAD the Practice Problem Worksheet Here (the videos below explain the solutions to the problems)
Solving formula equations or literal equations is not hard if you understand how to solve regular variable equations. When we are solving a formula equation all we are doing is writing the formula in a different way. Example, lets consider the formula Area=Base * Height written as A=BH. Now if I told you to solve this formula equation for H what I’m asking is to write the formula such that you have H= not as it’s current form as A=BH. So what does the formula look like as H=? Well we have to solve for H meaning you have to think of the variables B and A as numbers. So we have A=BH think of it as maybe 10=5H. Now if you were to solve for H you would divide both sides of the equation by 5. Well that’s what we need to do in the formula but we divide both sides of the formula not by 5 but rather B (because it’s in the same place as the 5). So H= A/B. Confused? Many students struggle with this at first but in algebra you have to practice, practice, practice to succeed! Good luck!