5=3+4a-16

Rewrite the equation as 3+4a-16=5.

3+4a-16=5

To write 3 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 66.

4a+3⋅66-16=5

Combine 3 and 66.

4a+3⋅66-16=5

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

4a+3⋅6-16=5

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply 3 by 6.

4a+18-16=5

Subtract 1 from 18.

4a+176=5

4a+176=5

4a+176=5

Subtract 176 from both sides of the equation.

4a=5-176

To write 5 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 66.

4a=5⋅66-176

Combine 5 and 66.

4a=5⋅66-176

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

4a=5⋅6-176

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply 5 by 6.

4a=30-176

Subtract 17 from 30.

4a=136

4a=136

4a=136

Divide each term in 4a=136 by 4.

4a4=136⋅14

Cancel the common factor of 4.

Cancel the common factor.

4a4=136⋅14

Divide a by 1.

a=136⋅14

a=136⋅14

Multiply 136⋅14.

Multiply 136 and 14.

a=136⋅4

Multiply 6 by 4.

a=1324

a=1324

a=1324

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

a=1324

Decimal Form:

a=0.5416‾

Solve for a 5=3+4a-1/6