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a=27

$a=27$

Steps for Solving Linear Equation

3(a-5)=2(6+a)

$3(a−5)=2(6+a)$

Use the distributive property to multiply 3 by a-5.

Use the distributive property to multiply $3$ by $a−5$.

3a-15=2\left(6+a\right)

$3a−15=2(6+a)$

Use the distributive property to multiply 2 by 6+a.

Use the distributive property to multiply $2$ by $6+a$.

3a-15=12+2a

$3a−15=12+2a$

Subtract 2a from both sides.

Subtract $2a$ from both sides.

3a-15-2a=12

$3a−15−2a=12$

Combine 3a and -2a to get a.

Combine $3a$ and $−2a$ to get $a$.

a-15=12

$a−15=12$

Add 15 to both sides.

Add $15$ to both sides.

a=12+15

$a=12+15$

Add 12 and 15 to get 27.

Add $12$ and $15$ to get $27$.

a=27

$a=27$

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3a-15=2\left(6+a\right)

Use the distributive property to multiply 3 by a-5.

3a-15=12+2a

Use the distributive property to multiply 2 by 6+a.

3a-15-2a=12

Subtract 2a from both sides.

a-15=12

Combine 3a and -2a to get a.

a=12+15

Add 15 to both sides.

a=27

Add 12 and 15 to get 27.

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