Evaluate: a+8 =-6-6 a

Expression: $$a + 8 = - 6 - 6 a$$

Add $6a$ to both sides.

$$a+8+6a=-6$$

Combine $a$ and $6a$ to get $7a$.

$$7a+8=-6$$

Subtract $8$ from both sides.

$$7a=-6-8$$

Subtract $8$ from $-6$ to get $-14$.

$$7a=-14$$

Divide both sides by $7$.

$$a=\frac{-14}{7}$$

Divide $-14$ by $7$ to get $-2$.

$$a=-2$$