# How do you solve -20= - 4p - p?

Jul 21, 2017

$p = 4$

#### Explanation:

$- 4 p - p = - 20$

(I personally find it easier to solve with the answer on the right)

$- 5 p = - 20 \text{ }$ since $\left(- 4 p - p = - 5 p\right)$

$p = 4 \text{ }$ (divide by $- 5$ on BS) (BS = both sides)

-Fish