2m+6-5=17

Subtract 5 from 6.

2m+1=17

Subtract 1 from both sides of the equation.

2m=17-1

Subtract 1 from 17.

2m=16

2m=16

Divide each term in 2m=16 by 2.

2m2=162

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

2m2=162

Divide m by 1.

m=162

m=162

Divide 16 by 2.

m=8

m=8

Solve for m 2m+6-5=17