# How do you solve -14+ \frac { 1} { 9} a = - 2?

Nov 14, 2017

See below.

#### Explanation:

Adding $14$ to both sides,

$\frac{1}{9} a = 14 - 2 = 12$

Multiplying both sides by $9$,

$9 \setminus \cdot \frac{1}{9} a = 12 \setminus \cdot 9$

So $a = 108$.