# How do you solve 4a - 5 = 2a - 3?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

collect terms in a on the left side of the equation and numeric values on the right side.

subtract 2a from both sides.

#4a-2a-5=cancel(2a)cancel(-2a)-3#

#rArr2a-5=-3# add 5 to both sides.

#2acancel(-5)cancel(+5)=-3+5#

#rArr2a=2# To solve for a, divide both sides by 2.

#(cancel(2) a)/cancel(2)=2/2#

#rArra=1" is the solution"#