#### Answer

$a=-2$

#### 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
$a=-2$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321955048

ISBN 13:
978-0-32195-504-3

$a=-2$

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answerAfter you claim an answer you’ll have **24 hours** to send in a draft. An editor
will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.