# How do you simplify and solve the equation 5m-3[7-(1-2m)]=0?

Apr 16, 2018

$m = - 18$

#### Explanation:

$5 m - 3 \left[7 - \left(1 - 2 m\right)\right] = 0$
$5 m - 3 \left(7 - 1 - \left(- 2 m\right)\right) = 0$
$5 m - 3 \left(6 + 2 m\right) = 0$
$5 m - 3 \cdot 6 - 3 \cdot 2 m = 0$
$5 m - 18 - 6 m = 0$
$- m = 18$
$m = - 18$