ab/d + c = e for d I know this is a literal equation because we are asked to solve for a variable in terms of another variable Subtract c from each side to isolate the d term: ab/d + c - c = e - c Cancel the c's on the left side and we get: ab/d = e - c Cross multiply: ab = d(e - c) Divide each side of the equation by (e - c): ab/(e - c)= d(e - c)/(e - c) Cancel the (e - c) on the right side, and we get: d = ab/(e - c)