## Algebra 1

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# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-8 Proportions and Similar Figures - Mixed Review: 38

#### Answer

$m=-\frac{3}{5}$

#### Work Step by Step

$\frac{-3}{m}=\frac{2}{m+1}$ cross multiply $-3(m+1)=2m$ distributive property $-3m-3=2m$ add 3m to both sides $-3m-3+3m=2m+3m$ combine like terms $-3=5m$ divide both sides by 5 $-3\div5=5m\div5$ simplify $-\frac{3}{5}=m$

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