How do you solve for p in #27-3p+45=8p-17#?

1 Answer
Jul 1, 2016

Answer:

#p = 11/89# or #p ~~ 0.124#

Explanation:

Given equation:

#27 - 3- + 45 = 8p - 17#

Combine like terms:

#-3p + 72 = 8p - 17#

Get the variable terms to one side by adding #17# to #72# and adding #-3p# to #8p#:

#89 = 11p#

Isolate the variable by dividing out 11 from both sides:

#p = 11/89#

Final answer as fraction and decimal:

#p = 11/89# or #p ~~ 0.124#