# How do you solve #16 m + 3 5 = 3#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 18, 2016

This problem is solved by isolating the variable, so that we determine that

#### Explanation:

- Subtract
#35# from both sides. This gets the#16# m by itself. It is necessary to perform this operation on both sides to maintain the balance of the equation.

#16m+35-35=3-35# -
Divide both sides by

#16# . This gets the#m# by itself. Again, it is necessary to perform this on both sides so that the equation stays balanced.

#(16m)/16=(3-35)/16# -
Simplify.

#m=-2#