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a-2/6 -5 = a+3/3

SOLVE FOR A

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I have a feeling you meant:

(a-2)/6 - 5 = (a+3)/3
multiply each term by 6
a-2 + 30 = 2a + 6
-a = 6+2-30
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.

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