# How do you solve for c in 5p + 9c = P?

Feb 23, 2016

$c = \frac{1}{9} \left(P - 5 p\right)$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the term with c on the left side. This involves subtracting 5p from both sides.

hence : 5p + 9c - 5p = P - 5p → 9c = P - 5p

now divide both sides by 9

$\frac{\cancel{9} c}{\cancel{9}} = \frac{P - 5 p}{9} \text{ or } \frac{1}{9} \left(P - 5 p\right)$