# Solve for a 4a+3/8=5a-3/8 4a+38=5a-38
Move all terms containing a to the left side of the equation.
Subtract 5a from both sides of the equation.
4a+38-5a=-38
Subtract 5a from 4a.
-a+38=-38
-a+38=-38
Move all terms not containing a to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 38 from both sides of the equation.
-a=-38-38
Subtract 38 from -38.
-a=-2(38)
Cancel the common factor of 2.
Factor 2 out of -2.
-a=2(-1)38
Factor 2 out of 8.
-a=2⋅-132⋅4
Cancel the common factor.
-a=2⋅-132⋅4
Rewrite the expression.
-a=-1(34)
-a=-1(34)
Rewrite -1(34) as -(34).
-a=-34
-a=-34
Multiply each term in -a=-34 by -1
Multiply each term in -a=-34 by -1.
(-a)⋅-1=-34⋅-1
Multiply (-a)⋅-1.
Multiply -1 by -1.
1a=-34⋅-1
Multiply a by 1.
a=-34⋅-1
a=-34⋅-1
Multiply -34⋅-1.
Multiply -1 by -1.
a=1(34)
Multiply 34 by 1.
a=34
a=34
a=34
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
a=34
Decimal Form:
a=0.75
Solve for a 4a+3/8=5a-3/8

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