How do you solve #p- 13= 20#?

2 Answers
Mar 15, 2018

Answer:

#p=33#

Explanation:

To get this answer, you have to follow the "golden rule" of algebra, which is: whatever you do to one side, you must do to the other.

We have to isolate the variable, in this case, is #p#. To do that, you can add #13# to both sides of the equation, because the operation sign in front of #13# is negative. Now, the equation becomes

#p+0=33#

and if you take the #0# out, (because it is understood), you will get the answer

#p=33#

Mar 15, 2018

Answer:

In order to solve this combine like terms

Explanation:

Step 1:

Combine your like terms

#p - 13 = 20#

In order to combine like terms, you do the opposite of whats given.

So, #13 + 20 = 33#

Step 2:

Bring your P down

#P = 33#

Your answer is #P = 33#