Posted by sammanthia on .
2(8+p)=22
these two questions are confusing to me can someone explain them please!
5(a1)=35

algebra 
Ms. Sue,
2(8+p)=22
16 + 2p = 22
2p = 6
p = ?
That's the first one. You can do the second one  and we'll be glad to check your answer. 
algebra 
sammanthia,
excuse me but i was wondering how you got 2p=6

algebra 
Ms. Sue,
2(8+p)=22
First do the multiplication:
2 * 8 = 16
2 * p = 2p
Then subtract 16 from both sides of the equation.
16  16 + 2p = 22  16
2p = 6 
algebra 
sammanthia,
thank you so much i understand now

algebra 
Ms. Sue,
Great!