# How do you solve  3/8a - 4 = -1/4?

Jul 29, 2015

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#### Explanation:

$\frac{3}{8} a - 4 = - \frac{1}{4}$

The L.C.M of the expression is $8$

$\frac{3}{\cancel{8}} a - \frac{32}{\cancel{8}} = - \frac{2}{\cancel{8}}$

$3 a - 32 = - 2$

$3 a = - 2 + 32$

$3 a = 30$

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