(solve for a) 14+6a-8=24

14+6a-8=24 collect like terms

14-8 + 6a = 24 simplify

6+6a=24 subtract 6 from both sides of the equation

6a=18 divide both sides by 6

a = 3

Steps

14+6a-8=24

Group like terms

6a+14-8=24

Add/Subtract the numbers

6a+6=24

Subtract 6 from both sides

6a+6-6=24-6

Simplify

6a=18

Divide both sides by 6

6a/6=18/6

a=3