appreciate the help
I would assume that the instructions were something along the lines of "solve the equation". Unfortunately, your formatting
leaves something to be desired....
Before we can know whether or not this can be solved algebraically, you'll need to provide clarification of what the equation is. For instance, does "8^2b+1" mean "82
b + 1", "82b
+ 1", "82b + 1
", or something else?
When you reply, please include a clear listing of your steps and reasoning so far. Thank you!