## Algebra 1

$p=\frac{71}{15}$
Start with the given equation: $7p+8p-12=59$ We add $12$ to both sides of the equation: $7p+8p=59+12$ We combine like terms on each side of the equation: $15p=71$ We divide by $15$ on both sides of the equation: $p=\frac{71}{15}$