# How do you solve 8= 5- 4p?

##### 1 Answer
May 10, 2018

$p = - \frac{3}{4}$

#### Explanation:

$8 = 5 - 4 p$

Let's take away anything on the right side, that doesn't have a "p" attached.
$8 \setminus \textcolor{red}{- 5} = \setminus \cancel{5} \setminus \cancel{\setminus \textcolor{red}{- 5}} - 4 p$
Simplify: $3 = - 4 p$

Now take away anything on the right side... that isn't a variable. In other words, isolate the variable.
$3 \setminus \textcolor{b l u e}{\setminus \div \left(- 4\right)} = \setminus \cancel{- 4} p \setminus \cancel{\setminus \textcolor{b l u e}{\setminus \div \left(- 4\right)}}$
Simplify: $- \frac{3}{4} = p$