Determine the value of ¢ in the given equation.

\(3,000 — a = 1,096\) Write the equation

\(3,000—a— 3,000 = 1,096—3,000\) Subtract 3,000 from both sides

\(-a=-1904\) Simplify

\(\displaystyle-{1}\frac{{a}}{{-{{1}}}}=-\frac{{1904}}{{-{{1}}}}\) Divide both sides by —1

\(a=1904\) Simplify

Check by substituting the value of \(\alpha\) to the original equation.

\(3,000— a = 1,096\) Write the equation

\(3,000— 1,904 = 1,096\) Substitute the value of a

\(1,096 = 1,096\) The statement is true