Originally Posted by AniMeFaN
i could, sorry i didnt realize 2a and a2 were different right away in an internet forum but solved what a and b were.
Regardless of the medium, the translation is the same. a2 ALWAYS translates to a to the power of 2. To translate it any other way doesn't exist in math. As I said before (and you seem to conveniently ignore) when working with variables you NEVER put the number after the variable unless it's being treated as an exponent.