# How do you solve 3p + 4p + 37 = 79?

Mar 19, 2018

$p = 6$

#### Explanation:

Let's combine the terms on the left to get:

$7 p + 37 = 79$

We can subtract $37$ from both sides to get:

$7 p = 42$

Finally, we can divide both sides by $7$ to get:

$p = 6$

Mar 19, 2018

$3 p + 4 p + 37 = 79$

$7 p + 37 = 79$

Next subtract 37 from both sides.

$\left(7 p + 37\right) - 37 = 79 - 37$

$7 p = 42$

Divide both sides by seven...

$\frac{7 p}{7} = \frac{42}{7}$

$p = 6$