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# I need some video or help with solving 1/2 + 4m = 3m -5/2 ? i am stuyding Intermediate Algebra Mat 1001? ⚑ Flag

by cora010 at May 14, 2010

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First move 1/2 to the right of the expression so that it will look like this 4*m1/2=3*m-5/2 then move the 3*m an 5/2 to the left so it will look like this  4*m1/2-3*m+5/2=0 then add the fractions together so it becomoes 4*m+6/2-3*m=0 move 6/2 to the right of the expresson then the factors 6 an 2 have the geastes common factor of 2 so then reducing the fractions it becomes 4*m-3*m=3/1=0 then remove the 1 from 3/1 and it will become 4*m-3*m+3=0 an then eliminate similar terms(4*m and 3*m) replacing thehm with (4-3)*m so that the problem becomes (4-3)*m+3=0 then remove (4-3) from the problem so it becomes m+3=0 an the solution for m=-3

SoccerGirl May 14, 2010

1/2+ 4m= 3m- 5/2 (first move your 1/2 to the other side) 4m=3m-6/2 (reduce fraction and subtract by 3m on both sides) 1m=-3 (simplify or be done either way) m=-3

Roecker001 May 14, 2010

1/2+4m=3m-5/24m-3m=-5/2-1/2m=-3

gibby. May 14, 2010

The both answers below are correct. remember the objective is to isolate the variable, "m" in this problem. To isolate means to have the variable by it self in one side of the equation. Good luck,Kamel

KamelSadr May 14, 2010

You get all the common terms on one side. 6/2 = -m therefore, m = 3

yankeekid May 15, 2010

Sorry, m = -3

yankeekid May 15, 2010

You would bring the like terms over to one side. Then you would solve for m and get m = 3.

Sadie May 16, 2010

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