# How do you solve 4m-3=2?

Dec 28, 2016

$\textcolor{red}{\text{m = 1.25}}$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{b r o w n}{\text{Add 3 to both sides:}}$

$4 m - \cancel{3} = 2$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a} + \cancel{3}$ $\textcolor{w h i t e}{a} + 3$

3 cancels out on the left side, and when you add 3 to 2 on the right you get 5:

$4 m = 5$

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{Divide both sides by 4 to get m by itself.}}$

(cancel"4"m)/cancel"4"=(5)/4

Now you are just left with $m$ on the left side and 1.25 on the right side.

Thus,
$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{\text{m = 1.25}}$