## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Chapter Review: 17

#### Answer

$a=8$

#### Work Step by Step

We first combine like terms to get that $-2a+2=-14$. We need to get the a alone. Thus, we cancel out the addition by subtracting 2 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $-2a=-16$. In order to cancel out multiplication, we use division, so we divide both sides of the equation by -2 to get that $a=8$. We plug 8 in for a and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.

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