# How do you solve #\frac{m}{m + 5} = \frac{6}{8}#?

##### 2 Answers

Explained using first principles showing every step.

Much faster to use the shortcuts.

#### Explanation:

To move to the other side of the = reverse the process. So for multiply you divide, for add you subtract and so on.

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Given:

Multiply both sides by

But

Multiply both sides by 8

But

Multiply out the bracket

Subtract 6m from both sides

Divide both sides by 2