Ci asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 years ago

# Is 2/5 a solution pf 5m+1=10m-2?

Okay, so I am not good at fractions? It's difficult for me to find answer this problem.

Can someone help me with trying to figure this math problem?

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• 8 years ago

No, 2/5 is not a solution of

5m + 1 = 10m - 2

5m = 3

m = 3/5

• 8 years ago

Is 2/5 a solution pf 5m+1=10m-2?

Is 2/5 a solution pf 5m + 1 = 10m - 2?

LS = 5m + 1 = 5(2/5) + 1 = 2 + 1 = 3

RS = 10m - 2 = 10(2/5) - 2 = 2.2 - 2 = 4 - 2 = 2

LS is different from RS.

So, 2/5 is not the solution to 5m + 1 = 10m - 2

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Hope this helps!

• 8 years ago

No, but 3/5 is.

5m+1=10m-2

3 =5m

m=3/5

• 8 years ago

You could solve for m.

Given how the question is worded, it may be faster to substitute 2/5 for m and verify the result.

5(2/5) + 1 = 10(2/5) - 2

2 + 1 = 4 - 2

3 = 2 which is false so 2/5 is not a solution.

• 8 years ago

5m+1=10m-2

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subtract 5m from both sides

1 = 5m -2