# Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set: 44

a=$\frac{13}{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

Original equation $\frac{a}{2}$+$\frac{7}{4}$=5 Multiply through by 4 to get rid of denominators 2a+7=20 Subtract 7 from both sides 2a=13 Divide both sides by 2 a=$\frac{13}{2}$

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