How do you solve #40+ 5p = 4( 3p + 1) + 5p#?

1 Answer
Sep 10, 2017

Answer:

Distribute, add like terms, then solve.

Explanation:

So you started with

#40+5p = 4(3p+1)+5p#

The first thing you'd do is distribute the #4# to the #3p# and #1# that are in parentheses, which is just #4 * 3p# and #4 * 1#.

Your equation would then look like:

#40 + 5p = 12p + 4 + 5p#

You'd then add like terms, which in this case is #12p# and #5p# on the right side of the equation, giving you

#40 + 5p = 17p +4#

Then you just have to solve for #p#

#40 + 5p = 17p + 4#

#" " -5p" " -5p#


#40 = 12p +4#

#-4" " -4#


#36 = 12p#

#div 12" " div 12#

So

#3= p#