# How do you solve the following equation for s? P=1/3r(q+s)

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May 8, 2018

$p = \frac{1}{3} r \left(q + s\right)$ has solution

$s = \frac{3 p}{r} - q$

#### Explanation:

I'll assume that reads:

$p = \frac{1}{3} r \left(q + s\right)$

Multiply both sides by three:

$3 p = r \left(q + s\right)$

Divide by $r$ which can't be zero.

$\frac{3 p}{r} = q + s$

Subtract $q .$

$\frac{3 p}{r} - q = s$

That's it.