# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 98: 17

$-10$

#### Work Step by Step

We start with the given equation: $17=p-3-3p$ We add $3$ to both sides of the equation: $17+3=p-3p$ We then combine like terms on both sides of the equation: $20=-2p$ Finally, we divide by $-2$ on both sides of the equation: $p=\frac{20}{-2}=-10$

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