Apply the distributive property.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply .

Combine and .

Multiply by .

Combine and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Combine fractions with similar denominators.

Add and .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Divide by .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Multiply .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for p 1/2*(p+6)=7/2*(3-p)