How do you solve #5/9p=-10#?

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

See the solution process below:

Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(9)/color(blue)(5)# to solve for #p# while keeping the equation balanced:

#color(red)(9)/color(blue)(5) * 5/9p = color(red)(9)/color(blue)(5) * -10#

#cancel(color(red)(9))/cancel(color(blue)(5)) * color(blue)(cancel(color(black)(5)))/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(9)))p = -90/color(blue)(5)#

#p = -18#