Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.

Add and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

Solve for p 17-2p=2p+5+2p