Posted by jack on .
a2/6 5 = a+3/3
SOLVE FOR A
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Reiny,
I have a feeling you meant:
(a2)/6  5 = (a+3)/3
multiply each term by 6
a2 + 30 = 2a + 6
a = 6+230
a = 22
the way you typed it, the equation would simplify to
a  1/3  5 = a + 1
the a's would drop out, and there would be no solution.