Solve for a 5a-(8-a)=4a-10

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5a-(8-a)=4a-10
Simplify 5a-(8-a).
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Simplify each term.
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Apply the distributive property.
5a-1⋅8–a=4a-10
Multiply -1 by 8.
5a-8–a=4a-10
Multiply –a.
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Multiply -1 by -1.
5a-8+1a=4a-10
Multiply a by 1.
5a-8+a=4a-10
5a-8+a=4a-10
5a-8+a=4a-10
Add 5a and a.
6a-8=4a-10
6a-8=4a-10
Move all terms containing a to the left side of the equation.
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Subtract 4a from both sides of the equation.
6a-8-4a=-10
Subtract 4a from 6a.
2a-8=-10
2a-8=-10
Move all terms not containing a to the right side of the equation.
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Add 8 to both sides of the equation.
2a=-10+8
Add -10 and 8.
2a=-2
2a=-2
Divide each term by 2 and simplify.
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Divide each term in 2a=-2 by 2.
2a2=-22
Cancel the common factor of 2.
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Cancel the common factor.
2a2=-22
Divide a by 1.
a=-22
a=-22
Divide -2 by 2.
a=-1
a=-1
Solve for a 5a-(8-a)=4a-10

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