# How do you solve 3p - 1< 5?

Jul 24, 2018

$p < 2$

#### Explanation:

$3 p - 1 < 5$

Add $\textcolor{b l u e}{1}$ to both sides:
$3 p - 1 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 1} < 5 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 1}$

$3 p < 6$

Divide both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{3}$:
$\frac{3 p}{\textcolor{b l u e}{3}} < \frac{6}{\textcolor{b l u e}{3}}$

$p < 2$

Here's a graph of it on a number line:

(mathwarehouse.com)

The open circle on $2$ means that $2$ is not a solution (but anything else less than it is).

Hope this helps!