# How do you solve for p in p + 4q = 3?

Jun 14, 2016

p = 3 - 4q

#### Explanation:

Isolate the p on the left side and place all other terms on the right.

hence p + 4q = 3

4q is the only term that requires to be moved. To do this subtract.

subtract 4q from both sides.

Thus $p + \cancel{4 q} - \cancel{4 q} = 3 - 4 q$

leaving p = 3 - 4q