## anonymous 5 years ago solve: 5a-3/2-3a-9/8=6

1. anonymous

multiply everything by 8 40a -12 -24a -9 = 48 add like terms 16a -21 = 48 16a = 69 a = 69/16

2. anonymous

nicely done dumb cow, i like your way better than mine! also i like your name (better than mine). :p

3. anonymous

haha thanks

4. anonymous

thats doesnt really make sure to me? its suppose to come out as an even number

5. anonymous

oh ok i think i misunderstood the question, use parenthesis it helps $\frac{5a-3}{2} - \frac{3a-9}{8} = 6$ multiply equation by 8 leaving $4(5a-3) - (3a-9) = 48$ distribute and add like terms $20a-3a -12 +9 = 48$ $17a = 51$ $a=3$