How do you solve #9p-5.2/4=9.95#?

1 Answer
Feb 27, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, divide #5.2# by #4#:

#9p - 1.3 = 9.95#

Next, add #color(red)(1.3)# to each side of the equation to isolate the #p# term while keeping the equation balanced:

#9p - 1.3 + color(red)(1.3) = 9.95 + color(red)(1.3)#

#9p - 0 = 8.65#

#9p = 8.65#

Now, divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(9)# to solve for #p# while keeping the equation balanced:

#(9p)/color(red)(9) = 8.65/color(red)(9)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(9)))p)/cancel(color(red)(9)) = 0.96bar1#

#p = 0.96bar1#