Remember that when solving equations, you must work in the reverse order of PEMDAS.
When you're asked to do homework with solving equations one of the first kind you're going to see is going to look like this and the reason I say this is because there's m's on both sides of the equation. I can't combine any terms, there's no distributing do that hand side of the equation is ready to go.
Next, you want all the constants on the other side of the equal sign.
Use inverse operations to eliminate any constants that are on the same side of the equal sign as the variable.
In this section, you will learn how to solve equations that contain unknown variables.
You will learn how to solve equations mentally by using the multiplication table and you will also learn how to identify a solution to an equation with given numbers as well as by using inverse operations.
I'll add 8 to both sides so that will be 2m, those 8s are gone is equal to 5m plus 15.
I'm getting closer because now my mx are spread apart but my constant numbers are combined into 15.
Once I have things simplified I'm ready to solve and solve is like where you do the same thing to both sides of the equation.
There's lots of correct ways to start just keep in mind your goal is to get all of the ms together and all of the regular numbers or constants together.