5a+2=6-7

Subtract 7 from 6.

5a+2=-1

Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation.

5a=-1-2

Subtract 2 from -1.

5a=-3

5a=-3

Divide each term in 5a=-3 by 5.

5a5=-35

Cancel the common factor of 5.

Cancel the common factor.

5a5=-35

Divide a by 1.

a=-35

a=-35

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

a=-35

a=-35

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

a=-35

Decimal Form:

a=-0.6

Solve for a 5a+2=6-7