# Solve for a 3-15/(8a)=0 3-158a=0
Subtract 3 from both sides of the equation.
-158a=-3
Solve for a.
Multiply each term by a and simplify.
Multiply each term in -158a=-3 by a.
-158a⋅a=-3⋅a
Simplify -158a⋅a.
Cancel the common factor of a.
Move the leading negative in -158a into the numerator.
-158a⋅a=-3⋅a
Factor a out of 8a.
-15a⋅8⋅a=-3⋅a
Cancel the common factor.
-15a⋅8⋅a=-3⋅a
Rewrite the expression.
-158=-3⋅a
-158=-3⋅a
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
-158=-3⋅a
-158=-3a
-158=-3a
Rewrite the equation as -3a=-158.
-3a=-158
Divide each term by -3 and simplify.
Divide each term in -3a=-158 by -3.
-3a-3=-158⋅(-13)
Cancel the common factor of -3.
Cancel the common factor.
-3a-3=-158⋅(-13)
Divide a by 1.
a=-158⋅(-13)
a=-158⋅(-13)
Simplify -158⋅(-13).
Cancel the common factor of 3.
Move the leading negative in -158 into the numerator.
a=-158⋅(-13)
Move the leading negative in -13 into the numerator.
a=-158⋅-13
Factor 3 out of -15.
a=3(-5)8⋅-13
Cancel the common factor.
a=3⋅-58⋅-13
Rewrite the expression.
a=-58⋅-1
a=-58⋅-1
Combine -58 and -1.
a=-5⋅-18
Multiply -5 by -1.
a=58
a=58
a=58
a=58
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
a=58
Decimal Form:
a=0.625
Solve for a 3-15/(8a)=0

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