# How do you solve 7/12=(a-6)/5?

Sep 4, 2016

$a = \frac{107}{12}$

#### Explanation:

There is one term on each side, you can get rid of the denominators by cross-multiplying.

$\frac{7}{12} = \frac{a - 6}{5}$

$12 a - 72 = 35$

$12 a = 35 + 72$

$12 a = 107$

$a = \frac{107}{12}$