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I did this but why are they equivalent equations?

why are these equivalent equations

a/4 = 1/8

32a = 8

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They aren't equal.

If you solve for a in the first equation you find that a = 1/2

if the second equation were equal you should be able to plug in 1/2 for a, and the equation stays valid.

In this case if you plug in 1/2 for a in the second equation you get 16 = 8 which is obv wrong.

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a/4 = 1/8 a = 1/2

32a = 8 a = 1/4

No way are they equivalent.