# How do you solve 2= 11+ 3( m + 3) ?

Mar 11, 2018

$m = - 6$

#### Explanation:

$2 = 11 + 3 m + 9$

$3 m = 2 - 11 - 9$

$3 m = - 18$

$m = - 6$

Mar 11, 2018

$m = - 6$

#### Explanation:

$2 = 11 + 3 \left(m + 3\right)$

Start by distributing

$2 = 11 + \left(3\right) \left(m\right) + \left(3\right) \left(3\right)$

$2 = 11 + 3 m + 9$

$2 = 3 m + 20$

Then flip the equation

$3 m + 20 = 2$

Subtract $20$ on both sides

$3 m + 20 - 20 = 2 - 20$

$3 m = - 18$

Divide both sides by $3$

$\frac{\cancel{3} m}{\cancel{3}} = \frac{- 18}{3}$

$m = - 6$