Performing math operations on algebraic variables in .net (vb or c#)

Is there anyway (and if so how?) of performing math operations on algebraic variables in .net?
for example:

   Dim a as integer
   Dim x as integer

   x = a + a

Would result in x= 0 because no value was ever given to a.  What I am looking for is a way for x to equal 2a (x = 2a).  If anyone has any sample code or advice.  It would be greatly welcomed.

I mostly work in VB.net but could covert C#.  Even C++ might help.
NevSoFlyAsked:
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jkrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you thinking along the lines of http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/24125/Parsing-Algebraic-Expressions-Using-the-Interprete ("Parsing Algebraic Expressions Using the Interpreter Pattern") or http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/118728/Creating-A-Math-Library-With-Algebra-Functions ("Creating A Math Library With Algebra Functions")? Both will allow you to parse and evaluate equations.
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NevSoFlyAuthor Commented:
The second one seems to fit what I am looking for more closely.
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