## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{2(a + 3)}{3}$ = 6a + 2 Multiply both sides by 3: 2(a + 3) = 3(6a + 2) Distribute: 2a + 6 = 18a + 6 Subtract 18a from both sides: -16a + 6 = 6 Subtract 6 from both sides: -16a = 0 Divide both sides by -16: a = 0