# How do you solve 13-3p=-5(3+2p)?

May 2, 2018

$\therefore p = - 4$

#### Explanation:

Here are the steps to solve the question stated.

$13 - 3 p = - 5 \left(3 + 2 p\right)$

First, open the brackets.

$\implies 13 - 3 p = - 15 - 10 p$

Note that the -ve sign of the number $5$, has to be multiplied by both $3$ and $2 p$ which makes $2 p$ and $3$ become -ve as well.

Then, categorize the same terms together.

$\implies 13 + 15 = 3 p - 10 p$

$\implies 28 = - 7 p$

$\therefore p = - 4$