# Solve for p 2p^2+8=58 2p2+8=58
Move all terms not containing p to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 8 from both sides of the equation.
2p2=58-8
Subtract 8 from 58.
2p2=50
2p2=50
Divide each term by 2 and simplify.
Divide each term in 2p2=50 by 2.
2p22=502
Cancel the common factor of 2.
Cancel the common factor.
2p22=502
Divide p2 by 1.
p2=502
p2=502
Divide 50 by 2.
p2=25
p2=25
Take the square root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.
p=±25
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
Simplify the right side of the equation.
Rewrite 25 as 52.
p=±52
Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.
p=±5
p=±5
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
First, use the positive value of the ± to find the first solution.
p=5
Next, use the negative value of the ± to find the second solution.
p=-5
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
p=5,-5
p=5,-5
p=5,-5
Solve for p 2p^2+8=58

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