# Math Help - Algebra equation problem

1. ## Algebra equation problem

I ran into this problem on homework and i cant figure it out. If anyone could walk me through it step by step it would be greatly appreciated.

-2[(4p+1)-(3p-1)] = 5(3-p)-9

2. Originally Posted by Meier
I ran into this problem on homework and i cant figure it out. If anyone could walk me through it step by step it would be greatly appreciated.

-2[(4p+1)-(3p-1)] = 5(3-p)-9
Work from the innermost brackets and go outwards:

$-2(4p+1-3p+1) = 15-5p-9$

$-2(p+2) + 5p + 9 - 15 = 0$