# How do you solve \frac { 1} { 2} ( 12m - 8) = 26?

Jun 11, 2018

$m = 5$

#### Explanation:

$\setminus \frac{1}{2} \left(12 m - 8\right) = 26$

Multiply through the $\frac{1}{2}$ using the distributive property:

$6 m - 4 = 26$

$6 m = 30$

divide both sides by 6:

$m = 5$

Jun 11, 2018

$m = 5$

#### Explanation:

First, distribute $\frac{1}{2}$ into the parentheses:

$6 m - 4 = 26$

Isolate $m$. To do this, first add $4$ to both sides.

$6 m = 26 + 4$

Now divide both sides by $6$ to completely isolate $m$:

$m = \frac{30}{6}$

$m = 5$

There you go! Hope this helps!