An equation is two expressions separated by an equal sign. The key to solving equations is to repeatedly do the same thing to both sides of the equation until the variable is isolated on one side of the equal sign and the answer on the other.

Solve for a:

4a + 6 = \( \frac{a}{-8} \)

-1\(\frac{5}{11}\) | |

\(\frac{54}{73}\) | |

-6 | |

-1\(\frac{17}{37}\) |