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How do you solve this proportion 2m - 1 / 3 = m + 1 / 2

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    You would cross multiply. \[\frac{2m - 1}{3} = \frac{m + 1}{2} \implies 2(2m - 1) = 3(m + 1)\]Can you solve from here?

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    Would you just use the distributive property

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    Yes. You would distribute the 2 and 3 and then solve for m.

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    I forgot but would you multiply the 2 x -1 or no

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    Would it be m = 5

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    Yup :)

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    So 5 is right

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    \[\huge \textbf{Yes, m = 5 :)}\]

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    Ok cool thanks

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    np :)

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