# How do you solve 18-(2a-5)-2(a+2)=3a+5?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 30, 2017

$a = 2$

#### Explanation:

The given equation is presented by the following form:

$18 - \left(2 a - 5\right) - 2 \left(a + 2\right) = 3 a + 5$

The above equation can, then, be reduced to:

$18 - 4 a + 1 = 3 a + 5$

Rearranging the terms in the above equation, one will be able to get:

$18 + 1 - 5 = 3 a + 4 a$

$14 = 7 a$

Hence,

$a = \frac{14}{7} = 2$

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Dr. Mamdouh Younes
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada