How do you solve #3m+5.7=-18.3#?

1 Answer
Feb 5, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

Step 1) Subtract #color(red)(5.7)# from each side of the equation to isolate the #m# term while keeping the equation balanced:

#3m + 5.7 - color(red)(5.7) = -18.3 - color(red)(5.7)#

#3m + 0 = -24#

#3m = -24#

Step 2) Divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(3)# to solve for #m# while keeping the equation balanced:

#(3m)/color(red)(3) = -24/color(red)(3)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3)))m)/cancel(color(red)(3)) = -8#

#m = -8#