Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell

Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - Chapter Review - Page 64: 41

Answer

$p=\frac{5}{3}$ or $p=-3$

Work Step by Step

$|3p+2|=7$ implies $3p+2=7\\3p=5\\p=\frac{5}{3}$ or $3p+2=-7\\3p=-9\\p=-3$. Here we have no extraneous solutions. Thus $p=\frac{5}{3}$ or $p=-3$

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