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15 May, 12:56

Solve the equation using the distributive property and properties of equality.

-5 (a + 3) = - 55

What is the value of a?

O a

Ob

-14

-8

d

14

+2
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  1. 15 May, 13:58
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    a = 8

    Step-by-step explanation:

    -5 (a + 3) = - 55

    Distribute

    -5a - 15 = - 55

    Add 15 to each side

    -5a-15+15 = - 55+15

    -5a = - 40

    Divide each side by - 5

    -5a/-5 = - 40/-5

    a = 8
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