# How do you solve 5 1/2 + p = 6?

$p = \frac{1}{2}$
$\text{isolate p by subtracting "5 1/2" from both sides}$
$\cancel{5 \frac{1}{2}} \cancel{- 5 \frac{1}{2}} + p = 6 - 5 \frac{1}{2}$
$\Rightarrow p = \frac{1}{2} \text{ is the solution}$