# How do you solve #9a - 8= 73#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

We just need to solve the equation for

Add 8 to both sides:

Divide both sides by 9:

**Solution:**

#### Explanation:

Equations should be viewed as logical statements. The equation you give is literally saying that the *value* of *value* of

From this, it follows that we are allowed to make certain manipulations. For example, we can add numbers to both sides of the equation. Doing such yields:

*(we add #8# to both sides)*

We can also divide both sides of the equation by some number, as long as it's the same number. We will divide by

*(we divide both sides by #9#)*

So our answer is