# How do you solve 5m+2(m+1)=23?

##### 1 Answer
May 14, 2018

$\implies m = 3$

#### Explanation:

We start with

$5 m + 2 \left(m + 1\right) = 23$

We distribute the $2$ into the quantity $m + 1$

$5 m + 2 m + 2 = 23$

We combine like-terms

$7 m + 2 = 23$

We subtract $2$ from both sides

$7 m = 21$

We divide both sides by $7$

$m = 3$