# How do you solve #7p + 3( 8+ 8p ) = - 162#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 5, 2018

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

Let's look at

The first thing we want to do is use the distributive property, meaning "distribute" or multiply the value outside the parenthesis to everything inside it:

and when we combine them we get

Now let's simplify by adding

Then we subtract

Finally, we divide both sides by