Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises: 132

Answer

$p=3$

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $4+8p=4p+16$. In order to solve, we can first subtract 4p from both sides. $4+8p-4p=4p-4p+16$ $4+4p=16$ Subtract 4 from both sides. $4-4+4p=16-4$ $4p=12$ Divide both sides by 4. $\frac{4p}{4}=\frac{12}{4}$ Therefore, $p=3$.

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