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4=2/3(p-2)

FYI 2/3 is a fraction

xRainexSiderisx  Mar 9, 2017

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So your equation looks like $$4 = \frac{2}{3}(p-2)$$. What you want to do first is get rid of the fraction cause no one likes fractions. You would do this by multiplying the reciprical which is $$\frac{3}{2}$$ (just flip the $$\frac{2}{3}$$). The equation would now look like $$4 * \frac{3}{2} = (p-2)$$ Simplify it down to $$6 = (p-2)$$. Then add the two to both sides and you would get $$8 = p$$. Hope this helped!

SilverAg  Mar 9, 2017
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4=2/3(p-2)

4 = 2/3p - 4/3 add 4/3 to both sides

5 1/3= 2/3p

16/3 = 2/3p    divide both sides by 2/3

p = 16/3 / 2/3

p =16/3 x 3/2

p = 48/6

p = 8

Guest Mar 9, 2017
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So your equation looks like $$4 = \frac{2}{3}(p-2)$$. What you want to do first is get rid of the fraction cause no one likes fractions. You would do this by multiplying the reciprical which is $$\frac{3}{2}$$ (just flip the $$\frac{2}{3}$$). The equation would now look like $$4 * \frac{3}{2} = (p-2)$$ Simplify it down to $$6 = (p-2)$$. Then add the two to both sides and you would get $$8 = p$$. Hope this helped!