## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$p=6.5$
$9p+6-3p=45 \\\\ 6p+6=45 \\\\ 6p=39 \\\\ p=6.5$ We first combine like terms, and then we subtract 6 on both sides. We then isolate p by dividing by 6 to find that p=6.5.