# How do you solve #96=-24a#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 18, 2016

#### Answer:

-4.

#### Explanation:

You want to get the variable *a* by itself, but it's being multiplied by -24. In order to isolate *a*, you must divide *a* by -24. What you do to one side you must do to the other, and 96/-24 brings you to a neat *a* = -4.