Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Solve for a a/4+5=5/2