Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Review: 38

Answer

a = $-\frac{2}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{2(8 - a)}{3}$ = 4 - 4a Multiply both sides by 3: 2(8 - a) = 3(4 - 4a) Distribute: 16 - 2a = 12 - 12a Add 12a to both sides: 16 + 10a = 12 Subtract 16 from both sides: 10a = -4 Divide both sides by 10: a = $-\frac{4}{10}$ a = $-\frac{2}{5}$
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