How do you solve #a+10=-4#?

1 Answer
Mar 8, 2017

Answer:

#a=-14#

Explanation:

How to solve:
#a+10=−4#

1.
#acolor(red)cancel(+10)=−4#

First we cancel out the #+10# on the left hand side of the equation by subtracting 10.

2.
#a=-4color(red)(-10)#
If we cancel out the #+10# on one side by subtracting 10, we must then complete the equation by subtracting 10 from the other side.

3.
#a=-14#
Add together all like terms. In this case, we subtract 10 from #-4# to make #color(red)(-14)#.

Hope this helped!