# How do you solve the inequality 2(m + 3) +1 > 23?

$m > 8$
If we start with $2 \left(m + 3\right) + 1 > 23$, our first step will be to distribute the $2$, so that the equation becomes $2 m + 6 + 1 > 23$.
From here we should combine like terms, which just means adding $6$ and $1$, so that the equation is now $2 m + 7 > 23$. Now, we just subtract $7$ on both sides, which brings us to $2 m > 16$.
By dividing by $2$ on both sides, we get our solution, which is $m > 8$