# How do you solve 75=-5(3+6m) using the distributive property?

Aug 29, 2016

$m = - 3$

#### Explanation:

The distributive law allows us to remove brackets.
$a \left(b + c\right) = a b + a c$

$75 = - 5 \left(3 + 6 m\right)$

$75 = - 15 - 30 m$

$30 m = - 15 - 75$

$30 m = - 90$

$m = - 3$