# How do you solve \frac { p + 2} { 7} = - 2?

Jun 5, 2018

$p = 12$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{p + 2}{7} = - 2$

To solve for the variable $p$, we have to make it by itself. First, multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{7}$:
$\frac{p + 2}{7} \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 7} = - 2 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 7}$

$p + 2 = - 14$

Now subtract both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{2}$:
$p + 2 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 2} = 14 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 2}$

Therefore,
$p = 12$

Hope this helps!