# How do you simplify #15p - 20= 4p - 64#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"to solve the equation collect terms in p on the left"#

#"side of the equation and numeric values on the right side"#

#"subtract "4p" from both sides"#

#15p-4p-20=-64#

#11p-20=-64#

#"add 20 to both sides"#

#11p=-64+20=-44#

#"divide both sides by 11"#

#(cancel(11) p)/cancel(11)=(-44)/11rArrp=-4#

Jun 7, 2018

Isolate the variable.

#### Explanation:

Put the coefficients on one side of the equal sign and the constants on the other side (subtract

You will get

Divide by