To isolate you mulitply both sides by giving,
Then this p distributes through the brackets giving
I think there was a second question in your original post, the latex did not output clearly.
I have an exam tomorrow and have just spotted a flaw in my brain.
I am using a revision book with all the answers.
This is what I'm confused about.
But WHERE did the extra p come from. Surely thers only 1 p why is there now two?
My answer to this was
Next I've got:
How does this =
I simply don't understand.
I got stuck at:
Finally I have a mega confusion of another letter just dissapearing.
it then says "factorise to"
Where's the gone!? I see what they've done, but WHY!? again.
Will appreciate any help or nudges in the right direction. I also dont know which side of an equation something should go, if i -5 from both sides, do I put the -5 in front or behind the rest of the equation?
Although I know what Factorise means.
I don't follow the process.
Everything always just says "factorise" and then gives the factorised answer, this is my main problem. It's how you go about it step by step it. The sentance "Factorise out x" is understandable, but the process isn't. All the books im reading just keep saying "factorise" and bang there's the answer. Which is really not that helpful for me.
I can factorise most stuff, but the stuff I've highlighted here I simply don't know how to go about it.
*EDIT* Ah nevermind it's 2am in the morning, I think you did explain it. Hmm I'm going to have to read it in the morning. I'm passing out here.