Solve for a 5a+8+(-2a)=-7

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5a+8+(-2a)=-7
Subtract 2a from 5a.
3a+8=-7
Move all terms not containing a to the right side of the equation.
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Subtract 8 from both sides of the equation.
3a=-7-8
Subtract 8 from -7.
3a=-15
3a=-15
Divide each term by 3 and simplify.
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Divide each term in 3a=-15 by 3.
3a3=-153
Cancel the common factor of 3.
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Cancel the common factor.
3a3=-153
Divide a by 1.
a=-153
a=-153
Divide -15 by 3.
a=-5
a=-5
Solve for a 5a+8+(-2a)=-7

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