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?
The answer is 48. You plug in 16 into s and multiply by 3 to get 48.