Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises: 41

Answer

$p=-16$

Work Step by Step

Step 1. Combine like terms on the left side of the equation. $3p-5p=(3-5)p=-2p=32$ Step 2. Divide both sides by -2. $\frac{-2p}{-2}=\frac{32}{-2}$ $p=-16$
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