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Old 07-17-2007   #2
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You're solving for the variable, p. That is, you're trying to find a value for p such that the above equation holds true.Begin by subtracting 3/8 from both sides to yield: p = 1/2 - 3/8. Then, find the lowest common denominator, and rewrite your fractions: p= 4/8 - 3/8.Therefore, p=1/8.
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