 # a+8=5a

## Enter Equation or Inequality

Solve the following equation
a+8=5a

Solve for a
a + 8 = 5a

## Group variables

Group our variables a and 5a
subtract 5a from both sides
a + 8 - 5a = 5a - 5a

-4a + 8 = 0

## Group constants

Group our constants 8 and 0.
subtract 8 from both sides
-4a + 8 - 8 = 0 - 8

-4a = -8

## Divide each side of the equation by -4

 -4a -4
 =
 -8 -4

a = 2

a = 2

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equation
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