# How do you solve 3(m+1)-2m=0?

Nov 7, 2016

$m = - 3$

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Eliminate the parenthesis by multiple by each term in the parenthesis by $3$.
Step 2) Combine like terms.
Step 3) Solve for $m$ while keeping the equation balanced

$3 m + 3 - 2 m = 0$

$3 m - 2 m + 3 = 0$

$\left(3 - 2\right) m + 3 = 0$

$1 m + 3 = 0$

$m + 3 = 0$

$m + 3 - 3 = 0 - 3$

$m = - 3$