# Math Help - Algebraic symbol manipulation

1. ## Algebraic symbol manipulation

Hey, i have a question here, its probally so simple, but im confused with it for some reason, should i reverse the order of the numbers? can you just show me what the process is? thanks!

Solve the following equation for a

a-12=b

2. Originally Posted by RECONDO89
Hey, i have a question here, its probally so simple, but im confused with it for some reason, should i reverse the order of the numbers? can you just show me what the process is? thanks!

Solve the following equation for a

a-12=b
$a-12+12= b+12$

$a = b+12$

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4. Originally Posted by RECONDO89
BTW Iron Maiden rules lol
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