# Thread: solve for variable

1. ## solve for variable

Quick question. Solve for the variable "a."

x=y+(a*t)

Help is appreciated! Thanks!

2. Originally Posted by robfrech
Quick question. Solve for the variable "a."

x=y+(a*t)

Help is appreciated! Thanks!
First, isolate the variable "a"

$at=x-y$

Now divide both sides by "t"

$a=\frac{x-y}{t}$