# How do you solve #1/9(2m-16)=1/3(2m+4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 29, 2017

m = -7

#### Explanation:

Multiply both sides by 9. This gives us

which simplifies to

Simplify the right hand side by multiplying each element by 3

Add 16 to both sides

which simplifies to

subtract 6m from both sides

which simplifies to

Divide both sides by -4

which gives us

Verification

Left hand side

Right Hand Side

Left side = Right side, proving our answer (m = -7) to be correct.