How do you solve for each of the variable #50=2s + 5p#?

1 Answer
Jul 5, 2015

Answer:

Subtract #5p# from both sides then divide both sides by #2# to get:

#s = 25 - (5p)/2#

Subtract #2s# from both sides then divide both sides by #5# to get:

#p = 10 - (2s)/5#

Explanation:

Subtract #5p# from both sides to get:

#50 - 5p = 2s#

Then divide both sides by #2# to get:

#color(red)(s = 25 - (5p)/2)#

Starting again, subtract #2s# from both sides to get:

#50 - 2s = 5p#

Then divide both sides by #5# to get:

#color(red)(p = 10 - (2s)/5)#