How do you solve #0.5m+17.6=5#?

1 Answer
Mar 24, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

Step 1) subtract #color(red)(17.6)# from each side of the equation to isolate the #m# term while keeping the equation balanced:

#0.5m + 1.76 - color(red)(17.6) = 5 - color(red)(17.6)#

#0.5m + 0 = -12.6#

#0.5m = -12.6#

Step 2) Divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(0.5)# to solve for #m# while keeping the equation balanced:

#(0.5m)/color(red)(0.5) = -12.6/color(red)(0.5)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(0.5)))m)/cancel(color(red)(0.5)) = -25.2#

#m = -25.2#