# How do you solve #7p = 8( 6p + 5)#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Distribute the

#7p = (8)(6p) + (8)(5)#

Now simplify the right side of the equation.

#7p = 48p + 40#

Start isolating the variable

#7p - 48p = cancel(48p - 48p) + 40#

Simplify the left side of the equation.

#-41p = 40#

Divide

#(-41p)/-41 = 40/-41#

Simplify.

#p = -40/41#

The decimal equivalent rounded to the thousandths is

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the term in parenthesis on the right side of the equation by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

Next, subtract

Now, divide each side of the equation by