# How do you solve for m in m/6 = 1/3?

Apr 7, 2015

In general if
$a = b$
then
$k \cdot a = k \cdot b$

That means we can multiply both sides of an equation by a constant and the equation will still be true.

Multiply both sides of $\frac{m}{6} = \frac{1}{3}$ by $6$
$\cancel{6} \cdot \frac{m}{\cancel{6}} = 6 \cdot \frac{1}{3} = 2$

$m = 2$