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Simplifying
a2 + -12a + 32 = 0

Reorder the terms:
32 + -12a + a2 = 0

Solving
32 + -12a + a2 = 0

Solving for variable 'a'.

Factor a trinomial.
(4 + -1a)(8 + -1a) = 0

Subproblem 1

Set the factor '(4 + -1a)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 4 + -1a = 0 Solving 4 + -1a = 0 Move all terms containing a to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-4' to each side of the equation. 4 + -4 + -1a = 0 + -4 Combine like terms: 4 + -4 = 0 0 + -1a = 0 + -4 -1a = 0 + -4 Combine like terms: 0 + -4 = -4 -1a = -4 Divide each side by '-1'. a = 4 Simplifying a = 4

Subproblem 2

Set the factor '(8 + -1a)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 8 + -1a = 0 Solving 8 + -1a = 0 Move all terms containing a to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-8' to each side of the equation. 8 + -8 + -1a = 0 + -8 Combine like terms: 8 + -8 = 0 0 + -1a = 0 + -8 -1a = 0 + -8 Combine like terms: 0 + -8 = -8 -1a = -8 Divide each side by '-1'. a = 8 Simplifying a = 8

Solution

a = {4, 8}
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