# -4a+5-2a-9=44?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 12, 2018

The answer if solving for $a$ is $a = - 8$.

#### Explanation:

First, you must combine all like terms.which would give you

$- 6 a - 4 = 44$

Then you would make it equal on both sides. You will take away your negative four from the left side by adding it to the other, giving you

$- 6 a = 48$

Finally, you will divide by your number with a variable behind it which in this case happens to be $- 6 a$. This will give you your final answer of

$a = - 8$

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