How do you solve #4/(m-8)=8/2#?

1 Answer
Aug 15, 2016

Answer:

#m = 9#

Explanation:

In this case because there is only one term on each side of the equation and they are both fractions, we can cross-multiply.

If there was more than one term on either side, this method would not work.

#4/(m-8)=8/2#

#8(m-8) = 4xx2" gets rid of the fractions"#

#8m -64 = 8#

#8m = 72#

#m = 9#