# Brent had $26 when he went to the fair. After playing 5 games and then 2 more, he had $15.50 left. How do you solve #15.50=26-5p-2p# to find the price for each game?

##### 2 Answers

$1.50

#### Explanation:

**1. Combine like terms.**

This makes sense because he played 5 games, then 2 more, so that's 7 games in total.

**2. Subtract 26 from both sides to isolate the variable #p#.**

**3. Divide both sides by #-7# to find the value of #p#.**

The price of each game is $1.50.

Hope this helps!

#### Explanation:

First, combine like terms. We have

So now we have:

Subtract

This becomes:

Now divide both sides by

This becomes:

So each game costs