How do you solve #3(2a - 8) = 8a - 12#?

1 Answer
Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

#a=-6#

Explanation:

Let's start by distributing the #3# to both of the terms in the parenthesis on the left. We get

#6a-24=8a-12#

Let's add #24# to both sides to get

#6a=8a+12#

Next, let's get our variables on the left side. This can be done by subtracting #8a# from both sides. We get

#-2a=12#

Our last step is dividing both sides by #-2#, which gives us

#a=-6#

Hope this helps!