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sonja_lee2
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add like terms

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add?

sonja_lee2
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like _5p, 3p, and p are like terms so add them and what do u get?

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9p

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right?

sonja_lee2
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i got 7p

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how so

sonja_lee2
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i did 5p+(3p)+p=7p

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5p + 3p equals 8p

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o wait i see now my bad

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ok now what?

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theres still a 1

sonja_lee2
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then it comes out to 7p+1=8 then you do what?

Mathwiz28
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subtract the one from the 8 and cancel the one

sonja_lee2
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wait you solving for p right?

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yeah

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81 is what? 7?

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o i c

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wait its 8 minus 1 or 1

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I always get confused so if i minus 1 from negative 8 its 7 or 9?

sonja_lee2
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8+(1)=

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9

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wait so its 7p = 9 wtf

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hey wait you still there

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isnt the answer 1