# How do you solve -12= \frac { m } { 8} - 15?

Jan 24, 2018

$24$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the variable $m$ by doing the same operation to both sides of the equation.

$- 12 = \frac{m}{8} - 15$

$- 12 \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 15} = \frac{m}{8} - 15 \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 15}$

$3 = \frac{m}{8}$

$3 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 8} = \frac{m}{8} \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 8}$

$m = 24$

Jan 24, 2018

$m = 24$

#### Explanation:

Add $15$ to both sides:

$- 12 \textcolor{red}{+ 15} = \frac{m}{8} - 15 \textcolor{red}{+ 15}$

$3 = \frac{m}{8} + 0$

$3 = \frac{m}{8}$

Multiply both sides by $8$:

color(red)(8times)3=m/8color(red)(times8

$24 = m$

Jan 24, 2018

$- 12 + 15 = \frac{m}{8}$

$3 = \frac{m}{8}$

Clear Denominator so Multiply the whole Equation by: $8$

$24 = m$