Solve for a 4(2a+2)-17=15

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4(2a+2)-17=15
Simplify 4(2a+2)-17.
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Simplify each term.
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Apply the distributive property.
4(2a)+4⋅2-17=15
Multiply 2 by 4.
8a+4⋅2-17=15
Multiply 4 by 2.
8a+8-17=15
8a+8-17=15
Subtract 17 from 8.
8a-9=15
8a-9=15
Move all terms not containing a to the right side of the equation.
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Add 9 to both sides of the equation.
8a=15+9
Add 15 and 9.
8a=24
8a=24
Divide each term by 8 and simplify.
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Divide each term in 8a=24 by 8.
8a8=248
Cancel the common factor of 8.
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Cancel the common factor.
8a8=248
Divide a by 1.
a=248
a=248
Divide 24 by 8.
a=3
a=3
Solve for a 4(2a+2)-17=15

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