# Am I BLIND or losing my mind here?

• Feb 2nd 2009, 01:37 PM
cherubee
Am I BLIND or losing my mind here?
Okay, so if you have helped me before, you probably know that I am doing distance education online for college and am basically self-taught (it takes the professor DAYS to return emails). Anyhow. I have an assignment that just seems like SOMETHING IS MISSING. I'm going to type the WHOLE THING below - and tell me what you think>>> i don't see the equation I'm supposed to solve - only formulas>>> or am I missing a concept here? Here we go:

SOLVE THE FOLLOWING FORMULA FOR THE INDICATED VARIABLE. ENTER THE NEW EQUATION. DO NOT USE UNNECESSARY PARENTHESES, BUT REMEMBER THAT WHEN DIVIDIND A BINOMIAL BY A MONOMIAL A PARENTHESES IS NECESSARY. FOR INSTANCE x=(w+2)/5 IS CORRECT WHERE x=w+2/5, YOU AE ONLY DIVIDING THE 2 BY 5. PUT VALUE FOR WHICH YOU RE SOLVING ON THE LEFT. FOR INSTANCE x=(w+2)/5 not (w+2)/5=w.

1) A=lw solve for l
2) P=2l + 2w solve for w
3) A=1/2h (B+b) solve for b
4) P= a+b+c solve for c
5) A= 1/2bh solve for h

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE HECK THIS GUY IS ASKING ME TO DO? I'm totally confused.
• Feb 2nd 2009, 01:41 PM
Nex Vortex
It seems to me that he simply wants you to solve for the given variable. For example the first would be l = A/w.