Solving a Multistep Equation with Decimals

Finish the work to solve the equation and find the value for p.2.5(–3p – 8) + 5p = 4(2.25p + 5.5) + 15.51.

Use the distributive property: –7.5p – 20 + 5p = 9p + 22 + 15.52.Combine like terms on each side: –2.5p – 20 = 9p + 37.5

Use the properties of equality to finish solving the equation. What is the value for p?p = ya bum