# Solve the equation. Check your solution: 0.25(3 + a) = 0.5

Solve the equation. Check your solution: 0.25(3 + a) = 0.5
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Willie
$\left(0.25\left(3+a\right)\right)/0.25=\left(0.5\right)/\left(0.25\right)$
3+a=2
3+a-3=2-3
checking
0.25(3+a)=0.5
0.25(3+(-1))=0.5
0.25(2)=0.5
0.5=0.5
a=-1