# How do you solve 3(m - 5) - 2m + 1 = -7?

Apr 15, 2016

$m = 7$

#### Explanation:

$3 \left(m - 5\right) - 2 m + 1 = - 7$

$3 \cdot \left(m\right) + 3 \cdot \left(- 5\right) - 2 m + 1 = - 7$

$3 m - 15 - 2 m + 1 = - 7$

$3 m - 2 m = - 7 + 15 - 1$

$m = 8 - 1$

$m = 7$