Tanya distributes pencils to students in her class for an upcoming test. The number of pencils she hands out is given by the equation p = 3s, where p is the number of pencils and s is the number of students. If there are 16 students in Tanya's class, how many pencils did she distribute?
Plug in the values you know. That value would be s(or students)=16. So you would get p=3(16). 3x16 is equal to 48 so p is equal to 48.
p = 3s s = 16 p = 3*16 p = 48 She distributed 48 pencils.