Help! Can't seem to solve the easiest linear equation ever! I am really stressing! Please, go into as much detail as you possibly can. Thank you!

## 3(1.5p+9)-18=9(0.3p+2)

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# 2 Answers

There are 3 steps needed to take to solve any linear equation not to stress

First Step : Simplify both sides:

3 ( 1.5 P + 9)- 18 = 9 ( 0.3 P + 2)

4.5 P + 27-18 = 2.7 P + 18 / Here distributive law is used to simplify both sides

2n d Step :

Move variable terms to one side and constants to other.

4.5 P - 2.7 P = 36 -27

1.8 P = 9

3rd step:

P = 9/1.8 = 5 / always you should end up with mx = n , X = n/m , in this case is 9/1.8

These 3 steps always work.

3(1.5p+9)-18=9(0.3p+2)

The first step is to multiply out everything

3(1.5p+9)-18=9(0.3p+2)

(3)(1.5p) + (3)(9) - 18 = (9)(0.3p) + (9)(2)

4.5p + 27 - 18 = 2.7p + 18

4.5p + 9 = 2.7p + 18

Now combine like terms:

4.5p - 2.7p = 18 - 9 (Subtract 2.7p and 9 from both sides)

1.8p = 9 (4.5p - 2.7p = 1.8p)

Can you solve for p from here?