# Solve for m 9(m-2)=m+40

9(m-2)=m+40
Simplify 9(m-2).
Apply the distributive property.
9m+9⋅-2=m+40
Multiply 9 by -2.
9m-18=m+40
9m-18=m+40
Move all terms containing m to the left side of the equation.
Subtract m from both sides of the equation.
9m-18-m=40
Subtract m from 9m.
8m-18=40
8m-18=40
Move all terms not containing m to the right side of the equation.
Add 18 to both sides of the equation.
8m=40+18
8m=58
8m=58
Divide each term by 8 and simplify.
Divide each term in 8m=58 by 8.
8m8=588
Cancel the common factor of 8.
Cancel the common factor.
8m8=588
Divide m by 1.
m=588
m=588
Cancel the common factor of 58 and 8.
Factor 2 out of 58.
m=2(29)8
Cancel the common factors.
Factor 2 out of 8.
m=2⋅292⋅4
Cancel the common factor.
m=2⋅292⋅4
Rewrite the expression.
m=294
m=294
m=294
m=294
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
m=294
Decimal Form:
m=7.25
Mixed Number Form:
m=714
Solve for m 9(m-2)=m+40

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