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

1 Answer
May 2, 2018

Answer:

#:. p = -4#

Explanation:

Here are the steps to solve the question stated.

#13-3p = -5(3+2p)#

First, open the brackets.

#=> 13 - 3p = -15 -10p#

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

Then, categorize the same terms together.

#=> 13 + 15 = 3p - 10p#

#=> 28 = -7p#

#:. p = -4#