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    Post [SOLVED] Algebra?

    My girlfriend's son brought home a question from one of his 8th grade friends. My brain has been out of the game for a while and I was asked to help solve this. The student was given no context, but the problem is:
    3/5 a = 12

    This is probably elementary to most of you, but I'd be grateful for the assistance.
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    Try multiplying both sides of the equation by 5/3. This nets you an answer of a = 20.
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