-17=6p-5

Rewrite the equation as 6p-5=-17.

6p-5=-17

Add 5 to both sides of the equation.

6p=-17+5

Add -17 and 5.

6p=-12

6p=-12

Divide each term in 6p=-12 by 6.

6p6=-126

Cancel the common factor of 6.

Cancel the common factor.

6p6=-126

Divide p by 1.

p=-126

p=-126

Divide -12 by 6.

p=-2

p=-2

Solve for p -17=6p-5