Solve this equation for a: a ÷ 2 = 4
An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.
Answer: a ÷ 2 = 4, then the value of a is 8.
We will perform mathematical operations on the LHS and the RHS so that the balance is not disturbed.
Let's solve the equation for a: a ÷ 2 = 4
a ÷ 2 = 4
a = 4 × 2 (Division changes to Multiplication when it switches its side)
a = 8
Thus, the value of a is 8.