# algebra

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2(8+p)=22

these two questions are confusing to me can someone explain them please!

5(a-1)=35

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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.

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excuse me but i was wondering how you got 2p=6

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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

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thank you so much i understand now

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Great!

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