# How do you solve 16+ 9m = 61?

Mar 9, 2018

$m = 5$

#### Explanation:

$16 + 9 m = 61$   Solve for $m$

1) Subtract $16$ from both sides to isolate the $9 m$ term
After you have subtracted, you will have this:
$9 m = 45$

2) Divide both sides by $9$ to isolate $m$
After dividing, you will end up with this:
$m = 5$ $\leftarrow$ answer

Check

Sub $5$ back in to the original equation to see if it is still true.

16+9 m=61
$16 + 9 \left(5\right)$ should equal $61$

1) Clear the parentheses by multiplying $9 \times 5$
After you have multiplied, you will get this:
$16 + 45$ should equal $61$

2) Combine like terms
After you have added $16 + 45$, you will end up with this:
$61 = 61$

$C h e c k$