# Equations with variables on both sides

• Simple example:
• Start with equation $$5a + 3 = 2a + 9$$
• Subtract 3 from both sides, so you have $$5a = 2a + 6$$
• Subtract $$2a$$ from both sides, so you have $$3a = 6$$
• Divide both sides by 3, so you are left with $$a = 2$$

Created: 2021-11-13 Sat 19:32

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