# How do you solve the equation 18=5p+3?

Apr 5, 2018

$p = 3$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$18 = 5 p + 3$

This is an equation, meaning that the left side must equal the right side. This means that anything you do to one side of the equation must also be done on the other side.

First, let's subtract $3$ from both sides of the equation:
$15 = 5 p$

Now, let's divide both sides by $5$:
$3 = p$

So, $p = 3$

Apr 5, 2018

$P = 3$

#### Explanation:

$5 P + 3 = 18$
$5 P = 18 - 3$
$5 P = 15$
$P = \frac{15}{5}$
$P = 3$