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natth88

  • 3 years ago

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

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  1. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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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?

  2. natth88
    • 3 years ago
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    Would you just use the distributive property

  3. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes. You would distribute the 2 and 3 and then solve for m.

  4. natth88
    • 3 years ago
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    I forgot but would you multiply the 2 x -1 or no

  5. natth88
    • 3 years ago
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    Would it be m = 5

  6. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    Yup :)

  7. natth88
    • 3 years ago
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    So 5 is right

  8. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\huge \textbf{Yes, m = 5 :)}\]

  9. natth88
    • 3 years ago
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    Ok cool thanks

  10. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    np :)

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