# How do you solve 4.50=2+.25(m-1)?

Dec 3, 2017

Answer: $m = 11$

#### Explanation:

Solve $4.50 = 2 + .25 \left(m - 1\right)$

First we begin by moving the $2$ to the left side:
$4.5 - 2 = .25 \left(m - 1\right)$

$2.5 = .25 \left(m - 1\right)$

Multiplying both sides by $4$ to clear the decimals:
$4 \left(2.5 = .25 \left(m - 1\right)\right)$

$10 = 1 \left(m - 1\right) = m - 1$

Now, we can add $1$ to both sides to isolate the $m$, so:
$m = 10 + 1 = 11$