How do you solve #abs(7p+4)/8=3#?
p = -4 or p = # 20/7 Make the absolute value term both positive and negative and solve for p
The absolute value term can be either positive or negative in value as long as it equals
The goal is to isolate and solve for p so first multiply both sides by 8
First take the positive value of the absolute value term.
7p + 4 = 24 Subtract 4 from both sides
7p + 4 - 4 = 24 - 4 This gives
7p = 20 Divide both sides by 7
Now take the negative value of the absolute value term.
7p -4 = 24 add 4 to both sides
7p - 4 + 4 = 24 + 4 This gives
-7p = 28 divide both sides by -7
p = -4