## anonymous one year ago S = 4Lw + 4wh + 3hL solve for h. Please help explain in steps.

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1. greatlife44

$\frac{ S-4Lw }{ 4w+3L} = h$

2. greatlife44

I had written out a detailed explanation but somehow my equation bar froze and my answer was deleted.

3. greatlife44

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4. greatlife44

we manipulate the distributive law which says the following: $a(b+c) = a*b + a*c$

5. greatlife44

$h(4w+3l) = h*4w + h*3L$ do you see how this is just one way of writing the same thing? because h is on one side we can isolate it.

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7. anonymous

@greatlife44 thank you so much! I understand it! I think I was overthinking the whole thing because now it seems so simple. You rock.

8. greatlife44

@mydearmegan look at the number of terms you have then see what variables you need to isolate. you isolate by doing the opposite operation