# How do you evaluate -4p - 27= - 5( 1+ 7p ) + 9?

Apr 24, 2018

$p = 1$

#### Explanation:

Expand the bracket

$- 4 p - 27 = - 5 - 35 p + 9$

Add $35 p$ to both sides

$31 p - 27 = 4$

$31 p = 31$
$p = 1$