Move all terms not containing a to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 3 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 3 from 40.
Divide each term by 4 and simplify.
Divide each term in 4a=37 by 4.
Cancel the common factor of 4.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide a by 1.
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Mixed Number Form:
Solve for a 4a+3=40