-2(3a+2)=16

Divide each term in -2(3a+2)=16 by -2.

-2(3a+2)-2=16-2

Cancel the common factor of -2.

Cancel the common factor.

-2(3a+2)-2=16-2

Divide 3a+2 by 1.

3a+2=16-2

3a+2=16-2

Divide 16 by -2.

3a+2=-8

3a+2=-8

Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation.

3a=-8-2

Subtract 2 from -8.

3a=-10

3a=-10

Divide each term in 3a=-10 by 3.

3a3=-103

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3a3=-103

Divide a by 1.

a=-103

a=-103

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

a=-103

a=-103

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

a=-103

Decimal Form:

a=-3.3‾

Mixed Number Form:

a=-313

Solve for a -2(3a+2)=16