Chapter 6Expressions and Equations
6-6 Working With Formulas
A formula is very much like a set of instructions for converting variables into a solution. Here is an example of a formula that expresses distance traveled in terms of the average speed and time of travel. The formula looks like this:
If you know the speed and time of travel, the formula provides the exact instructions for finding the distance: multiply the speed by the time. It's simply a matter of evaluating the expression — a formula in this case.
The formula for converting Centigrade temperatures to Fahrenheit is:
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