# How do you solve 2(5m+3)-8m=4?

Jun 30, 2016

$m = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Step by step walk through:

$2 \left(5 m + 3\right) - 8 m = 4$ Given equation

$10 m + 6 - 8 m = 4$ Distribute the $2$ across the parentheses

$2 m + 6 = 4$ Combine like terms on the left side

$2 m = - 2$ Isolate the variable term

$m = - 1$ Divide by $2$ to get final answer