###### Isolating on the Right

Note that in solving the equation in Exercise 2.3.16 we found that \(-5=a\text{,}\) which is equivalent to \(a=-5\text{.}\) We did not write \(a=-5\) as an extra step though, as \(-5=a\) identified the solution.

Note that in solving the equation in Exercise 2.3.16 we found that \(-5=a\text{,}\) which is equivalent to \(a=-5\text{.}\) We did not write \(a=-5\) as an extra step though, as \(-5=a\) identified the solution.