# How do you solve 2a = 7a - 6?

Apr 6, 2018

$a = \frac{6}{5}$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$2 a = 7 a - 6$

First, let's subtract $7 a$ from both sides of the equation:
$- 5 a = - 6$

Then, we divide both sides by $- 5$ to get the value of $a$:
$a = \frac{- 6}{- 5}$

$a = \frac{6}{5}$

Hope this helps!