# What is the value of a in the equation a = 2 + 3a + 8?

**Solution:**

Given: a = 2 + 3a + 8

a = 3a + 10

Solving the equation by transposing we get,

-10 = 3a - a

- 10 = 2a

a = -10/2

a = -5

Therefore, the value of a is -5.

## What is the value of a in the equation a = 2 + 3a + 8?

**Summary:**

The value of a in the equation a = 2 + 3a + 8 is -5.

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