Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Chapter Review - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Page 153: 17



Work Step by Step

We start with the given equation: $3a+2-5a=-14$ We start by subtracting $2$ from each side of the equation: $3a-5a+2-2=-14-2$ Next, we combine all of the like terms: $-2a=-16$ Finally, we divide both sides by $-2$: $a=\frac{-16}{-2}=8$
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