# How do you solve 7.6a + 9.6 = 1.2a?

Mar 10, 2018

$1.5$

#### Explanation:

$7.6 a + 9.6 = 1.2 a$
put $a$ coefficients to one side by taking 7.6 from both sides
this gives
$9.6 = - 6.4 a$
the divide both sides by 6.4 to get $a$ on its own
this means
$\frac{9.6}{6.4}$, which gives $a = 1.5$