# How do you solve -3(-3p-6)-5=15+8p?

May 16, 2018

$p = 2$

#### Explanation:

$- 3 \left(- 3 p - 6\right) - 5 = 15 + 8 p$

Since you want to solve for $p$, you have to isolate the variable. First, expand:

$9 p + 18 - 5 = 15 + 8 p$

$9 p + 13 = 15 + 8 p$

Subtract $8 p$ from both sides

$p + 13 = 15$

Subtract $13$ from both sides

$p = 2$