How do you solve #2(p-7.5)-4=32#?

1 Answer

Answer:

#p = 20.5#

Distribute the 2 across the parentheses and solve for #p#

Explanation:

# 2 ( p - 7.5) - 4 = 32) # distribute the 2 across the parenthesis give

# 2p - 15 -4 = 32.# A minus, plus a minus makes more negatives.

# 2p - 19 = 32" "# add 19 to both sides

# 2p -19 + 19 = 32 + 19" " # This gives

# 2p = 51" "# dividing both sides by 2 results in

# p = 25.5 #