Posted by jill on .
5/8a+6=3/4a
6=1/8a
a=6/8
is this correct? thank you.

math 
Ms. Sue,
This part is right.
6 = 1/8a
However, you need to divide both sides of the equation by 1/8.
6/(1/8) = a
6 * 8 = a
48 = a
Let's see if that makes sense.
(5/8 * 48) + 6 = 36
(3/4) * 48 = 36
Yep. a = 48