Marcie wants to enclose her yard with a fence. Her yard is in the shape of a rectangle attached to a triangle. The formula for the area of the enclosed space is A = lw + 0.5bh. Solve for b.

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All its asking you to do is get b by itself

to do that you first want to subtract lw from both sides you get. A-lw=.5bh

then you dived both sides by .5h that leaves you with b=a-lw/.5h

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