# Math

posted by MarySue

please explain the method of solving:

37 - p = 28 + 4p

1. Ms. Sue

37 - p = 28 + 4p

We need to get the known quantities on one side of the equation and the unknowns on the other.

Add p to both sides. Subtract 28 from both sides.

37 - 28 = 5p

9 = 5p

9/5 = p

1 4/5 = p

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