# How do you solve abs(7+p)=7?

Sep 19, 2016

$p = 0 \text{; } p = - 14$

#### Explanation:

The sum inside the 'absolute' must be $\pm 7$
as $\left\mid \pm 7 \right\mid = + 7$

Thus $7 + p = \pm 7$

Consider $\text{ } 7 + p = + 7 \implies p = 0$

Consider $\text{ } 7 + p = - 7 \implies p = - 14$