# How do you solve 8p-2p+3=10p-6?

Aug 6, 2016

$p = \frac{9}{4}$

#### Explanation:

To solve a linear equation like $16 - 2.4 d = - 8$, we should all constant terms to one side and variable term to other side. Thus

$8 p - 2 p + 3 = 10 p - 6$ or

$8 p - 2 p \underline{- 10 p - 3} + 3 = 10 p \underline{- 10 p - 3} - 6$ or

$8 p - 2 p - 10 p - \cancel{3} + \cancel{3} = \cancel{10 p} - \cancel{10 p} - 3 - 6$ or

$8 p - 2 p - 10 p = - 3 - 6$ or

$\left(8 - 2 - 10\right) p = - 9$ or

$- 4 p = - 9$ i.e.

$p = \frac{- 9}{- 4} = \frac{9}{4}$