n = b + d^2a for a Let's start by isolating the one term with the a variable. Subtract b from each side: n - b = b - b + d^2a Cancel the b terms on the right side and we get: n - b = d^2a With the a term isolated, let's divide each side of the equation by d^2: (n - b)/d^2 = d^2a/d^2 Cancel the d^2 on the right side, and we'll display this with the variable to solve on the left side: a = (n - b)/d^2