# How do you solve 7a + 1= 1?

##### 2 Answers
May 9, 2018

$a = 0$

#### Explanation:

minus $1$:

$7 a = 0$

solve for $a$:

$a = \frac{0}{7}$

which is $0$, as dividing by $0$ gives us nothing

May 9, 2018

$a$ = 0

#### Explanation:

As per the question, we have

$7 a + 1 = 1$

$\therefore 7 a = 0$

$\therefore a = \frac{0}{7}$

$\therefore a = 0$

Hence $a$ equals $0$ in this equation.