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I need help with this problem.
If someone can do it step by step that would be great.
I can't get the problem correct?
I keep getting 26.

3 - 1/8a = 1/4
the book says it's 22.

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  1. 3 - 1/8a = 1/4

    -1/8a = 1/4 - 3
    a = -2 3/4 divided by -1/8
    a = -11/4 * -8/1
    a = 88/4
    a = 22

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