# Solve for a a+3/5=-11/12 a+35=-1112
Subtract 35 from both sides of the equation.
a=-1112-35
To write -1112 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 55.
a=-1112⋅55-35
To write -35 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 1212.
a=-1112⋅55-35⋅1212
Write each expression with a common denominator of 60, by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of 1.
Multiply 1112 and 55.
a=-11⋅512⋅5-35⋅1212
Multiply 12 by 5.
a=-11⋅560-35⋅1212
Multiply 35 and 1212.
a=-11⋅560-3⋅125⋅12
Multiply 5 by 12.
a=-11⋅560-3⋅1260
a=-11⋅560-3⋅1260
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
a=-11⋅5-3⋅1260
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply -11 by 5.
a=-55-3⋅1260
Multiply -3 by 12.
a=-55-3660
Subtract 36 from -55.
a=-9160
a=-9160
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
a=-9160
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
a=-9160
Decimal Form:
a=-1.516‾
Mixed Number Form:
a=-13160
Solve for a a+3/5=-11/12

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