Combine like terms for P - 0.15p
Combine like terms for P - 0.15p
Hello, Bonnie --
For this problem, you need to recognize that the first term, p, is actually 1.00 p. You can then set it up as a simple decimal subtraction problem:
1.00 p - 0.15 p = 0.85 p
Hi Bonnie,
You can rewrite the expression as 1×p - 0.15×p. Now it looks like formula for distributive proprety
a×c-b×c=(a-b)×c
By applying distributive proprety you will get (1 - 0.15)×p=0.85×p=0.85p
If you noticed: the coefitient in your answer is the difference of like terms coefitients.
Hope it helped.
Olga