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
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    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.

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  • 8 years ago

    5m+1=10m-2

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    subtract 5m from both sides

    1 = 5m -2

    add 2 to both sides

    3 = 5m; m = 3/5...the actual solution.

  • 8 years ago

    no

    Take variables at one side

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