Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises: 99

Answer

$a=-4$

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $-14=2(a-3)$. We can solve the equation by first using the distributive property to simplify the right side. $-14=2(a-3)=2(a)+2(-3)=2a-6$ Add 6 to both sides. $-14+6=2a-6+6$ $2a=-8$ Divide both sides by 2. $a=-4$
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