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Homework Help: Simple Algebra but answer eludes me.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2s +4p =mp-4 ; Solve for P

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    p= (-2s-4+m) / 3 . . ?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 16, 2011 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    At least you took a stab at it.

    What you need to do is move terms around so that all of the terms that have p in them are on one side of the equation, and all the other terms are on the other side. Then factor p out, and divide by what p is multiplying.
  4. Sep 16, 2011 #3
    I appreciate this !

    I solved this and had an awesome moment of awesomeness. Thank you so much!
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