# How do you solve for p: 2(p + 2) = r?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 16, 2016

When solving for a variable in a formula, the variable in question has to be completely alone, with a coefficient of 1.

#### Explanation:

2(p + 2) = r

2p + 4 = r

2p = r - 4

p =

So, p =

Here is one more complicated question for your practice:

Solve for x in the following equation:

Feel free to ask how to do this one should you run into troubles.

Enjoy, and best of luck!