# How do you solve 40p -5 = -5-5?

Jan 30, 2018

$p = - \frac{1}{8}$

#### Explanation:

1.ake sure that all like terms are on the same side:
$40 p - 5 = - 10$

$40 p = - 5$

1. Isolate p to calculate the answer:
$p = - \frac{5}{40}$

$p = - \frac{1}{8}$