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2(8+p)=22

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


5(a-1)=35

  • algebra -

    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

  • algebra -

    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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