#### Answer

a = 17

#### Work Step by Step

6(a - 5) = 4a + 4
Simplify by distributing the factor 6 into both terms in the parentheses on the left side.
6a - 30 = 4a + 4
Subtract 4a from both sides.
6a - 30 - 4a = 4a + 4 - 4a
Simplify.
2a - 30 = 4
Add 30 to both sides.
2a = 34
Divide both sides by 2.
a = 17