Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Combine the opposite terms in .

Add and .

Add and .

Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for a -3(2a-5)+6a=18a+1