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

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2016

Answer:

This problem is solved by isolating the variable, so that we determine that #m=-2#.

Explanation:

  1. 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#
  2. 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#

  3. Simplify.
    #m=-2#