Posted by **hamza** on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:22pm.

4a+(4a+3).....pls simplify to get answer as a=?

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**Bosnian**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:26pm
4 a + ( 4a + 3 ) = 8 a + 3

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**hamza**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:28pm
pls tell a=-5?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:30pm
Why do you think a = -5?

You haven't posted an equation.

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**hamza**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:31pm
is it 8a+3......then a = 3-8=-5

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:40pm
No.

8a means 3 times an unknown number.

8a + 3 means 8 times an unknown number plus 3

The only way we can determine the value of a is in an equation. For instance,

8a + 3 = 83

8a = 83 - 3

8a = 80

a = 10

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**hamza**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:52pm
ty vmuch

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 9:00pm
yvw

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