# How do you solve 6( a + 7) + 6a = - 4?

Jun 10, 2018

$a = - \frac{23}{6}$

#### Explanation:

$6 \left(a + 7\right) + 6 a = - 4$

$6 a + 42 + 6 a = - 4 \text{ } \to$ distribute the $6$

$12 a = - 46 \text{ } \to$ Combine like terms

$a = - \frac{46}{12} \text{ } \to$ isolate the variable

$a = - \frac{23}{6} \text{ } \to$ simplify