Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.6 Solving Equations - 9.6 Exercises: 63

Answer

$p=-20$

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $-\frac{2}{5}p=8$. Multiply both sides by $-\frac{5}{2}$. $(-\frac{2}{5}p\times-\frac{5}{2})=p=8\times-\frac{5}{2}=-\frac{8\times5}{2}=-20$ Therefore, $p=-20$.
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