# Literal Equation

Equations

## Definition

A literal equation is an equation that involves two or more variables.

## Description

Literal equations involve multiple variables and are used to express relationships between them. For example, the formula for the area of a rectangle,

A = l•w

is a literal equation involving the variables l and w. Solving literal equations often involves isolating one variable in terms of the others.

In real-world applications, literal equations are used in formulas across various fields such as physics, chemistry, and finance. Understanding literal equations helps students manipulate and solve formulas, making it easier to work with complex relationships.

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