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 @ 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

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 @ 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