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posted by AJ on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 8:37pm.

How would you solve (a-2)/(a+3)=3/5 for a?

Multiply both sides by 5(a+3) to get 5(a-2) = 3(a+3) Collect terms 5a-3a = 9 + 10 2a=19 a=9.5

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