# How do you solve #7( p + 1) + p = 9#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Distribute

Add like terms

Subtract 7 from both sides

plug in to check:

*the #p# value works!*

#p = 1/4#

#### Explanation:

To solve for

#7(p+1)+p=9#

First, lets distribute the

#7p+7+p=9#

Now, let's combine like terms.

#8p+7=9#

Now get

#8p=2#

To get

#p = 2/8#

This is our answer, but it can still be simplified. Let's reduce the fraction.

So our final answer:

#p = 1/4#

To check the answer, just plug