# How do you solve a+7=16?

Mar 11, 2018

$a = 9$

#### Explanation:

$a + 7 = 16$

We want to solve for $a$. To do so, we need to make $a$ by itself, meaning that we have to subtract $7$ from both sides of the equation.

$16 - 7 = 9$, so:
$a = 9$

Hope this helps!