## anonymous one year ago -5(3m+6)=-3(4m-2) Please hel me step by step

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1. anonymous

Distribute

2. anonymous

distribute, so -5+3m = -2m -5+6 = 1 (-2m+1) -3+4m = 1m -3-2 = -5 (1m-5)

3. anonymous

What?!

4. triciaal

when you distribute to get rid of the parenthesis you multiply each term inside by what is outside the parenthesis

5. anonymous

So -5*3m =-15m And -5*6=-30

6. triciaal

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7. triciaal

now do the same for the right side

8. triciaal

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9. triciaal

the equation is the same left side = right side combine like terms leave the terms with variable on one side and the constants on the other. this is an equation whatever you do to one side also do to the other to maintain the balance.

10. triciaal

no look again you do not have that -5 and -3 you used them

11. anonymous

How do you do the drawing thing

12. triciaal

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13. triciaal

directly below this reply box in the middle click on draw

14. triciaal

I like to use the pencil A is for text typing etc

15. anonymous

I dont have the option

16. triciaal

then click on insert at the bottom right then post regular

17. anonymous

Nope Not there either

18. triciaal

you don't see the word "draw" below the reply box ?

19. anonymous

No

20. triciaal

I don't know why it has always been here for about a year. I am using Chrome. Maybe contact one of the Moderators or the "contact Us" for assistance , I don't know .

21. triciaal

ok what happens when you click the pencil located on the right side of my response?

22. triciaal

23. triciaal

start here REPOST combine like terms leave the terms with variable on one side and the constants on the other. this is an equation whatever you do to one side also do to the other to maintain the balance.

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26. triciaal

good practice check your answer in the original because it is very easy to make arithmetic errors

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29. triciaal

left = right and therefore yes m = -12

30. triciaal