How do you solve the equation 2/3a - 5 + 8/9a?

Mar 21, 2018

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Explanation:

An equation says that two things are equal: what is on the left is equal what is on the right.

What we have in this question is an expression and can be simplified as follow:

$\frac{2}{3} a - 5 + \frac{8}{9} a$

$= \frac{6}{9} a - \frac{45}{9} + \frac{8}{9} a$

$= \frac{14}{9} a - \frac{45}{9}$

$= \frac{1}{9} \left(14 a - 45\right)$