#### Question

Solve and check result: `3m = 5m - 8/5`

#### Solution

`3m = 5m - 8/5`

Transposing 5*m* to L.H.S, we obtain

`3m - 5m = - 8/5`

`-2m = - 8/5`

Dividing both sides by −2, we obtain

`m = 4/5`

L.H.S = `3m = 3 xx 4/5 = 12/5`

R.H.S = `5m - 8/5 = 5 xx 4/5 - 8/5 = 12/5`

L.H.S. = R.H.S.

Hence, the result obtained above is correct.

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Solution Solve and Check Result: 3m = 5m - 8by5 Concept: Solving Equations Having the Variable on Both Sides.