# How do you solve p= 2p + 3?

Apr 1, 2018

$p = - 3$

#### Explanation:

$p = 2 p + 3$

To solve problems with one variable, which is $p$ in this case, we have to move everything with the $p$ on one side of the equation and the numbers on the other side.

So let's move the $p$'s to the left side and leave the numbers on the right:

$- p = 3$

So the answer is $p = - 3$

Hope this helps!

Apr 1, 2018

$p = - 3$

#### Explanation:

$p = 2 p + 3$

Subtract $3$ from both sides

$- 3 + p = 2 p$

Now subtract $p$ from both sides

$- 3 = 2 p - p$

$- 3 = p$

or

$p = - 3$