## anonymous 4 years ago How do you solve this proportion 2m - 1 / 3 = m + 1 / 2

1. anonymous

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. anonymous

Would you just use the distributive property

3. anonymous

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

4. anonymous

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

5. anonymous

Would it be m = 5

6. anonymous

Yup :)

7. anonymous

So 5 is right

8. anonymous

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

9. anonymous

Ok cool thanks

10. anonymous

np :)

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