Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Use the quadratic formula to find the solutions.

Substitute the values , , and into the quadratic formula and solve for .

Simplify the numerator.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

Simplify.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Raise to the power of .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Multiply by .

The final answer is the combination of both solutions.

Solve for a a^2+ab=a