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MA.912.A.3.3 Solving Literal Equations

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Section 2-8 Pages 126-131

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What You Need To Know...

Solve literal equations for a specified variable.

  1. The benchmark will be assessed using MC (Multiple Choice) items.
  2. Items will be multi-step and must contain more than two variables.

Example One

Carol wants to make a sculpture using brass and aluminum, with the dimensions shown below.

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The area of the aluminum section can be found using the equation

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Which of the following shows the aluminum section's area formula solved for h?

 

A. 

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B.

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C.

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D.

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Example Two

The Gross Domestic Product of a country for a given year is the sum of the market values of all goods and services produced within the country during that year.  The Gross Domestic Product per capita is found by the following formula.
 

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where:

 S  = Gross Domestic Product
C  = consumer spending
   = investment
G  = government purchases
N   = net exports
P  = population

Which of the following shows the Gross Domestic Product per capita formula solved for C ?

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