# How do you solve 8p + 13 = 10p + 4?

Jul 31, 2015

$p = \frac{9}{2}$

#### Explanation:

$8 p + 13 = 10 p + 4$

Subtract $8 p$ from both sides of the equation.

$13 = 10 p + 4 - 8 p$ =

$13 = 2 p + 4$

Subtract $4$ from both sides of the equation.

$13 - 4 = 2 p$ =

$9 = 2 p$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$\frac{9}{2} = p$

Switch sides.

$p = \frac{9}{2}$