# How do you solve p- 13= 20?

Mar 15, 2018

$p = 33$

#### 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

In order to solve this combine like terms

#### Explanation:

Step 1:

$p - 13 = 20$

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

So, $13 + 20 = 33$

Step 2:

$P = 33$
Your answer is $P = 33$