# Chapter 3 - Cumulative Review: 48

$a=-2$

#### Work Step by Step

$3a+5=-1$ $\longrightarrow$addition property $3a+5-5=-1-5$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $3a=-6$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property $3a\div3=-6\div3$ $\longrightarrow$divide $a=-2$

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