Enter Equation or Inequality

Solve the following equation


Solve for a

a + 16 = 3a

Group variables

Group our variables a and 3a
subtract 3a from both sides

a + 16 - 3a = 3a - 3a

Cancel 3a on the right side:

-2a + 16 = 0

Group constants

Group our constants 16 and 0.
subtract 16 from both sides

-2a + 16 - 16 = 0 - 16

Cancel 16 on the left side:

-2a = -16

Divide each side of the equation by -2


a = 8

Final Answer

a = 8

What is the Answer?
a = 8
How does the Equation and Inequalities Calculator work?
Free Equation and Inequalities Calculator - Solves an equation or inequality with 1 unknown variable and no exponents as well as certain absolute value equations and inequalities such as |x|=c and |ax| = c where a and c are constants. Solves square root, cube root, and other root equations in the form ax^2=c, ax^2 + b = c. Also solves radical equations in the form asqrt(bx) = c. Also solves open sentences and it will solve one step problems and two step equations. 2 step equations and one step equations and multi step equations
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One Step Equations (Division): cx = b x = b/c
One Step Equations (Addition): x + c = b x = b - c
One Step Equations (Subtraction): x - c = b x = b + c

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a statement declaring two mathematical expressions are equal
equation and inequalities
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