# Thread: Am I BLIND or losing my mind here?

1. ## 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.

2. It seems to me that he simply wants you to solve for the given variable. For example the first would be l = A/w.