# How do you solve 6a - 2a = -36?

May 25, 2018

$a = - 9$

#### Explanation:

$\text{collect like terms on left side of equation}$

$4 a = - 36$

$\text{divide both sides by 4}$

$\frac{\cancel{4} a}{\cancel{4}} = \frac{- 36}{4} \Rightarrow a = - 9$