# Math (pre-algerbra)

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I've tried this sooo many times I have huge marks on my paper and I just can't figure it out:

3a/8-a/12+7/2=7

• Math (pre-algerbra) -

multiply each term by 24

9a - 2a + 84 = 168
7a = 84
a = 12

I usually try to get rid of any fraction by multiplying each term by the LCD

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