# How do you solve a+5=-5a+5?

Jun 15, 2015

$a + 5 = - 5 a + 5$
$\Rightarrow a = 0$

#### Explanation:

Given $a + 5 = - 5 a + 5$

subtract $5$ from both sides
$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$a = - 5 a$

add $5 a$ to both sides
$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$6 a = 0$

Divide both sides by 6
$\rightarrow$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$x = 0$