5p-9=2p+12

Subtract 2p from both sides of the equation.

5p-9-2p=12

Subtract 2p from 5p.

3p-9=12

3p-9=12

Add 9 to both sides of the equation.

3p=12+9

Add 12 and 9.

3p=21

3p=21

Divide each term in 3p=21 by 3.

3p3=213

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3p3=213

Divide p by 1.

p=213

p=213

Divide 21 by 3.

p=7

p=7

Solve for p 5p-9=2p+12