Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Solve for a (-a)/10-8=-24