# How do you solve 2(m+1) = 16?

Apr 30, 2018

$m = 7$

See below.

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(m + 1\right) = 16$

Multiply the contents of the bracket by $2$.

$\Rightarrow 2 m + 2 = 16$

Subtract $2$ from both sides.

$\Rightarrow 2 m = 14$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$\Rightarrow \frac{\cancel{2} m}{\cancel{2}} = \frac{7 \cancel{14}}{\cancel{2}}$

$\therefore m = 7$

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