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

Apr 2, 2017

$p = 20.5$

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

#### Explanation:

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

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

$2 p - 19 = 32 \text{ }$ add 19 to both sides

$2 p - 19 + 19 = 32 + 19 \text{ }$ This gives

$2 p = 51 \text{ }$ dividing both sides by 2 results in

$p = 25.5$