algebra

m-($50)9=1/4m

the answer (m) is $600. what is the process for getting the answer?

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asked by Claire
  1. m-450=1/4m
    -450=1/4m-1m
    -450=1/4m-4/4m
    -450=-3/4m
    -450*(-4/3)=m
    600=m

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    posted by Andrea
  2. so the 4/4 comes from the original m?

    the way you did it is completely opposite from how i learned.

    i thought that i would subtract 1/4m and cancel that out, then subract 1/4 from m.

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    posted by Claire
  3. He basically did the same thing he subtracted m from both sides. Both are valid ways.

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