# How do you solve 5( 4m - 7) = 50?

Oct 27, 2016

$m = \frac{17}{4}$

#### Explanation:

Given -

$5 \left(4 m - 7\right) = 50$
Divide both sides by 5
$\frac{\cancel{5} \left(4 m - 7\right)}{\cancel{5}} = \frac{50}{5}$
$4 m - 7 = 10$
Add $7$ to both sides

$4 m \cancel{- 7} \cancel{+ 7} = 10 + 7$

Divide both sides by $4$

$\frac{\cancel{4} m}{\cancel{4}} = \frac{17}{4}$
$m = \frac{17}{4}$